Signed pastel measuring 12.5″ x 9″. Mounted.
Wynford Dewhurst RBA (1864–1941) was an English Impressionist painter and notable art theorist. He spent considerable time in France and his work was profoundly influenced by Claude Monet. He gained artistic training in France at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris where he was a pupil of the renowned French painter Jean-Léon Gérôme. Throughout his life Dewhurst exhibited frequently at the Royal Society of British Artists, the New English Art Club from 1909 to 1910 and at the Royal Academy (where he also lectured on art) from 1914 to 1926. He held two one-man shows in London; the first was at the Walker Galleries in 1923, and in 1926 he held a significant exhibition of his pastels at the Fine Art Society.