Harry Watson was born in Scarborough but moved to London to study. For many years he taught life drawing at the Regent Street Polytechnic and wrote a book on the subject. He painted landscapes and portraits and 'Holidays' is typical of his best work, showing a carefree day by a mountain river. He painted it in a bold and confident manner, omitting the sky and concentrating on the play of light over the angular rocks and the relaxed poses of the girls.


  • Title: Holidays
  • Creator: WATSON, Harry
  • Date Created: 1920
  • Physical Dimensions: h 1028, w 1549 mm
  • Type: painting
  • Rights: ©Bristol Museums, Galleries and Archives
  • Medium: Oil on canvas

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