Lot 210: George Charles Haité (British, 1855-1924): A street scene, possibly Morocco, oil on panel, H 21 x W 28 cm, inscribed verso. Note: An English designer, painter, illustrator & writer, Haité's most famous work is the iconic cover design of the Strand Magazine, launched in 1891, which helped popularise the Sherlock Holmes stories of Arthur Conan Doyle. Haité was also a founder member and the first president of the London Sketch Club. His friend, the great war correspondent Frederic Villiers, noted that: ''I never met a man who was so rapid with brush and colours in transferring an impression to his canvas. His memory is so marvellously correct that one may watch him produce, within an hour or so, a sketch of a Dutch market-place with its greyness of atmosphere, a street in Bruges with the architectural beauty of its cathedral and houses, or a suburb in Tangier with its mosques and minarets glowing in the heat against a deep purple sky, as accurate in tone and drawing as if he had been seated in front of his subject.''
Boningtons' The Country House Sale July 2015
Wednesday, 15th July 2015
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