Watercolor, measures 6 1/2" wide by 4 1/2" high, signed and dated "E. Geddes, 1906", lower left. Titled "1st Bridge, Srinagar", lower right.
Ewan Geddes, RSW, 1866-1935/6 Scotland
Ewan Geddes was born in Blairgowrie, Scotland in 1866. He is eldest the son of well known Scottish oil painter William Geddes. “He trained in Edinburgh and had a studio at 108 George Street. He exhibited regularly at the Royal Scottish Academy from 1891. After his father's early death he returned frequently to Blairgowrie, to the family home of Gowanbrae, where he had the use of his father's old studio. He brought many of his artist friends to the town, including Thomas Bromley Blacklock and William Miller Frazer. Like his father, Ewan would use family members as models. He worked mainly in watercolour and favoured landscape and rural scenes, often with snow.. He produced many works inspired by the area of Muirton of Ardblair. Ewan died in Blairgowrie at the age of 70 and is buried in the family plot in the cemetery”.1
He became a member of the Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolor (RSW, not to be confused with the Royal Watercolourists Society of England, abbreviated RWS) in 1902.2
- "Ewan Geddes." Ewan Geddes. Accessed July 20, 2016. http://www.blairathistory.org/ewangeddes.html.
2. "Members_page." Members_page. Accessed July 20, 2016. http://www.rsw.org.uk/pages/members_page.php?recordID=96.