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The Painting

A watercolour measuring 14" x 18". Signed F.B. Jowett. Inscribed verso: ‘The Old Watermill, Mevagissey’.

About the Artist

Frank B. Jowett (1879-1943) was born in Kettering, Northamptonshire, the son of J.C. Jowett, boot manufacturer of Regent Works. He became the Managing Director of the Carrington Shoe Company and a Chairman of the Rotary International Art Group. For several years he was Chairman of the Kettering and District Art Society. He exhibited at the Royal Academy, the Royal Society of British Artists, the Royal Society of Watercolour Painters and the Royal Institute of Painters of Watercolours. He was also a talented etcher. The Alfred East Art Gallery in Kettering has nine works by him in its permanent collection. In 1915 he was recorded as living at 9 Tennyson Road, Kettering.

The Subject

The Old Watermill, Mevagissey, Cornwall. Jowett spent much time painting on the south Cornish coast, particularly around Polperro and Mevagissey.

Frank B. Jowett

The Old Watermill, Mevagissey, Cornwall

Frank B. Jowett - The Old Watermill, Mevagissey, Cornwall