A wonderful early 20th Century original watercolour painting on parchment paper of two ducks and a broken shell with a humurous title. The painting is mounted in a birds eye maple frame, signed Lawson Wood
Framed Height: 52.5 cm
Framed Width: 42 cm
Condition: Excellent Original Condition
Lawson Wood (English, 1878 ~ 1957)
Lawson Wood, sometimes Clarence Lawson Wood, (23 August 1878 – 26 October 1957), was an English painter, illustrator and designer.
Wood was born in Highgate, London, the son of landscape artist Pinhorn Wood and the grandson of architectural artist L.J. Wood. He studied at the Slade School of Fine Art, at the Heatherley School of Fine Art, and took evening classes at Frank Calderon's School of Animal Painting.
In 1896, at age 18, he was employed with periodical publisher C. Arthur Pearson. He soon became Pearson's chief artist, leaving after six years to turn freelance.
In 1902, he married the fashion artist Charlotte Forge. The couple had two sons and one daughter.
From the age of 24 he pursued a successful freelance career and was published in The Graphic, The Strand Magazine, Punch, The Illustrated London News, and the Boys Own Paper. He illustrated a number of books including Louis Tracy's The Invaders in 1901 for Pearson.