St. Ives Bay Railway

St. Ives Bay Railway

Albert Moulton Foweraker
RBA (1873 – 1942)

Watercolour. Signed.

8¾” x 10¾” (22.2 cm x 27.3 cm)
Inscribed verso: “Evening Glow, St. Ives”.

Opened on June 1, 1877, The St. Ives Bay Line is one of the most scenic railway journeys in the country. The line sweeps along the coast past Lelant and Carbis Bay, with spectacular views across the estuary to the golden sands of Hayle Towans, before arriving at St. Ives.

Albert Moulton Foweraker was educated at Exeter Cathedral School and Christ’s College, Cambridge. He graduated in Applied Science and initially qualified as a milling engineer before choosing to become a professional artist in his mid-twenties. A highly accomplished watercolourist, he exhibited regularly at the principal galleries, including The Royal Academy and The Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours. Foweraker was elected to The Royal Society of British Artists in 1902, the year in which he moved to Lelant, near St. Ives. He travelled extensively and produced many paintings from visits to Spain, France and North Africa alongside rural and coastal scenes in Devon and Cornwall. In the 1920s he moved to Dorset, settling in the attractive seaside town of Swanage, where he lived and continued to paint until his death in 1942.