GREGORY HOLLYER WATERCOLOR AND GOUACHE COTTAGE PAINTING
Gregory Hollyer (1871-1965) was the son of William Perring Hollyer, the animal artist. Gregory received the Gold Medal for original oil painting at the Hugo Lang exhibition in Liverpool. He also painted Queen Victorias castle in Penrith. At the age of 19 he left England for Canada, though it was in the USA that he finally settled. He painted several portraits of prominent people: Sir Wilfred Laurier, while in Ottawa and Sir John A. McDonald while in Winnipeg. Gregory was also a Pentecostal Minister.
This lovely 12" by 16" is signed with his name. It is framed on canvas with a charcoal drawing on the back. It is in a gilt painted gesso frame over wooden frame.