John White, RI ROI RBA (1851 – 1933)
Bodycolour. Signed. Inscribed verso.
14” x 21” (35.6 cm x 53.3 cm)
Born in Edinburgh, John White spent most of his childhood in Australia after his family emigrated there in 1856. He was educated in Melbourne and, on his return to Britain, studied art and design at The Royal Scottish Academy Schools from 1871. He lived at Shere in Surrey and in London before moving to Devon, where he lived at Axminster, Exeter, Branscombe and Beer. White specialised in rustic genre subjects, coastal views, landscapes and village scenes. He exhibited 40 times at The Royal Academy and was a member of, and a regular exhibitor at, The Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours, The Royal Institute of Oil Painters and The Royal Society of British Artists.