Study of Trees

Study of Trees



Charles Branwhite (1817-1880)
Study of Trees

Signed with initials lower left:
Watercolour over touches of pencil on buff paper
33.7 x 24 cm., 13 ¼ by 9 ½ in.

Branwhite was a pupil and friend of fellow Bristol born artist William Müller. There was also a familial connection when Branwhite's younger sister, Rose, also a painter, married Müller's younger brother Edmund. Branwhite initially embarked on a career as a sculptor, winning medals at the Society of Arts in London and critical acclaim for his exhibited works, before coming under Müller's orbit and abandoning sculpture in favour of painting.