Switch line to the Bapaume Road

Ernest Procter (1886 - 1935)

Watercolour and charcoal on paper

c.1915-1917

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  • About the artist
    Born in Tynemouth, Northumberland, Ernest Procter studied in Newlyn, then at Atelier Colarossi (Paris, 1910–11). In 1912 he met and married artist, Dod Procter, with whom he exhibited at the Fine Art Society (1913). He served in the First World War, but in 1916 he exhibited with the International Society. In the 1920s, the Procters collaborated on projects and exhibited together in London, Manchester and Northampton. Ernest became a member of the New English Art Club (1929) and Associate of the Royal Academy (1932). He was Head of Design/Craft at Glasgow School of Art (1934). His last joint show with his wife was in London in 1935, before his death that October. Memorial exhibitions were held in London and Newcastle in 1936.
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  • Details
    Title
    Switch line to the Bapaume Road
    Date
    c.1915-1917
    Medium
    Watercolour and charcoal on paper
    Dimensions
    height: 20.00 cm, width: 29.50 cm
    Acquisition
    Purchased from Blond Fine Art, November 1980
    Inscription
    bl: Ernest Proctor ; verso on hand-written label: "Albert / Switch line to the Bapaume Rd. / Showing the Broken Bridge in the floods / due to the smashing of the Canal Banks."
    GAC number
    15125