James Brown 1863-1943

 

James Brown -Paul Conway 1863-1943

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                 RYE August 1913

                                                                 standing:Lucien Pissarro, J.B.Manson, Orovida Pissarro, James Brown.

                                                                 sitting:Mary Manson, Mrs.Manson,and Mrs.Brown

                                                                 Seated:Sebastian Brown and Jean Manson

 

 

 

Born in London in 1863 James Brown was both a painter and a musician.as a musician , he was an authority on string music and the originator of Poly-chordia,a teaching method and repertory for young string players. It was not until late in life that he began to paint seriously.

 

He was already in his fiftieth year when in 1912, his work was noticed by the distinguished critic Frank Rutter in an exhibition in Richmond. Rutter sought him out and took him to meet Lucien Pissaro.A close friendship developed between Pissaro and Brown and on many occasions the two went painting together.As a result of Pissaro’s help and encouragement, coupled with the stimulus of meeting J.B.Manson, Ludovic Rodo Pissaro and Maurice Asselin, Brown became fired with an immense enthusiasm for painting. He endeavored to understand the principles of impressionism and developed his own interpretation of it.

 

Apart from one or two early attempts, Brown never showed his work in public. Hence it has been hitherto been known only to a small circle of friends. many of the paintings are signed with the pseudonym “P.Conway” which Brown used for some years, but later he returned to his own name.

 

 

                                                                              JAMES BROWN ORIGINAL WATERCOLOURS FOR SALE UNMOUNTED 

 

Derbyshire 1927
Derbyshire 1927

Watercolour signed with monogram 22.5cm x 29cm

Inn at Englishcombe
Inn at Englishcombe

Watercolour signed P>Conway August 1928 23.5 x 31cm

Bourton-on -the-Water
Bourton-on -the-Water

Watercolour signed 29 x 23 cm

Horsenden Hill
Horsenden Hill

Watercolour signed with monogram 24 x 30cm

Landscape 1928
Landscape 1928

Watercolour 23.5 x 31cm

Barn at Englishcombe August 1928
Barn at Englishcombe August 1928

Watercolour Signed P.Conway inscribed verso 15 x 19cm

Near Bath 1932
Near Bath 1932

Watercolour inscribed verso 23.5 x 31 cm

Near Ore June 29th 1933
Near Ore June 29th 1933

watercolour signed monogram dated verso

Landscape
Landscape

Watercolour