Framed watercolour landscape painting of a river in Teesdale, County Durham. Signed by the artist in the lower left corner.
This watercolour was the original artwork for a L N E R poster ‘Teesdale, it’s Quicker by Rail.’
Ernest William Haslehust was born in 1866 in Walthamstow, Essex, London and died in 1949.
He was a painter of British landscapes in watercolour. He studied at the Slade School of Fine Art in London and exhibited regularly at many venues, including the Royal Academy.
He was a member of the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours (RI), Royal Society of British Artists (RBA), Royal West of England Academy (RWA) and Royal British Colonial Society of Artists (RBC), and exhibited regularly at many venues including the Royal Academy in London. He also designed posters for the LNER and LMS railway companies, and his art was featured in many magazines of the day including the Illustrated London News and The Tatler.
He was a prolific painter of British landscapes in watercolour. Haslehust contributed 60 illustrations in colour to the book The Silvery Thames (1906) but is perhaps best remembered for illustrating 36 volumes of the well-known “Beautiful England” series of travel books published by Blackie and Son Limited.
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