Collection of three watercolour paintings on board by the celebrated garden painter George Samuel Elgood (1856-1943). Elgood is probably best known for his collaboration with Gertrude Jekyll for their book Some English Gardens published in 1904. He established his reputation and career painting the gardens found at English country houses in the decades before the first world war.
Of the three watercolours here the view of an extraordinary topiary hedge with hills beyond is most typical of his work. The others, of the Strid in Bolton Wood and a carpet of bluebells, being of less formal landscapes. Each is signed in the picture, the view of the hedge is also dated 1911, and presented in a period card frame. Some foxing to the formal garden view and fading to the view of bluebells.
Dimensions (excluding mount): Formal garden – 14″ x 10″, The Strid 14″ x 9″, Bluebells 14″ x 7″.