Beehives in the Snow, Sweden

William Ratcliffe (1870 - 1955)

Oil on canvas

1913

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  • About the work
    Location
    Country: Sweden
    City: Stockholm
    Place: British Embassy
  • About the artist
    Born in Churchwater, Norfolk, William Ratcliffe studied design at Manchester School of Art under Walter Crane. He then worked for nearly 20 years as a wall-paper designer. In 1906 after moving to Letchworth where he met the artist, Harold Gilman, Ratcliffe resumed painting. He studied at the Slade School in 1910, exhibited at the Allied Artists Association from 1911 and associated with the Fitzroy Group and Camden Town Group. In 1913 he co-founded the London Group. After 1921 Ratcliffe focused more on watercolour and wood engraving. His first solo exhibition was held at Roland Browse and Delbanco Galleries in London (1946). He died in Hampstead, London in 1955.
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    Places
    Sweden
    Materials & Techniques
    canvas, oil, oil painting
  • Details
    Title
    Beehives in the Snow, Sweden
    Date
    1913
    Medium
    Oil on canvas
    Dimensions
    height: 41.00 cm, width: 51.50 cm
    Acquisition
    Purchased from the New Art Centre, October 1962
    Inscription
    br: W. Ratcliffe / 1913
    Provenance
    Collection of Peter Collins; from whom purchased by Leicester Galleries, London; from whom purchased by the Ministry of Works in November 1962, as ‘Beehives in the Snow’
    GAC number
    5929