EDMUND GOULDSMITH (1852 - 1932)
Edmund Thomas Gouldsmith was a prominent English marine artist. He studied art at both the Bristol School of Art in Gloucester, and the Royal Academy Schools in London. He traveled extensively in Australia and New Zealand, where he painted and exhibited numerous works. He was elected to the Canterbury Society of Arts (Christchurch) in 1886. Back in London by 1891, he was made a member of the Royal Society of British Artists. Between 1891 and 1901, he exhibited numerous works (mostly land and seascapes in oil) at the Royal Academy of Arts, the Royal Society of British Artists, the British Institution, the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours, the Royal Scottish Academy, and the Society of British Artists (Suffolk Street). He is known to have works in the collections of the Art Gallery of South Australia, Te Papa Tongarewa and the Poole Museum.
"Boats Off Kiama, N.S.W." (c.1885)
watercolour & bodycolour
7.5 x 22cm
monogram lower left