Robert Tavener (1920 – 2004)

Cheltenham College


Watercolour and pen

28 x 35 cm

Signed lower right.

What is particularly interesting about this picture is the contrast between the rugged watercolour wash of the lawn and the fine pen expression of the college’s architecture. Tavener painted several views of the city of Cheltenham and its architectural landmarks; Cheltenham College is a public school just outside the city, and Tavener expertly elicits its mid-nineteenth century architectural style here.