Watercolour, signed bottom left. Measures 10″ x 14″. Mounted.
Ernest Procter ARA (1885–1935) was an English designer, illustrator and painter, and husband of artist Dod Procter. He was actively involved with the Newlyn School, partner of the Harvey-Procter School and an instructor at the Glasgow School of Art. From 1907 to 1910 he was a student of Stanhope Forbes at the Forbes’ School of Painting in Newlyn, Cornwall. He was an assistant to Stanhope and Elizabeth Forbes. At Forbes’ Procter met his future wife Doris “Dod” Shaw. In 1910 and 1911 Procter studied in Paris at Atelier Colarossi. Dod Shaw was also a student at Atelier Colarossi. Ernest and Dod were both influenced by Impressionism and Post-impressionism and the artists that they met in France, such as Pierre-Auguste Renoir and Paul Cézanne.