Voysey Watercolour Set to Sail Away


This amazing watercolour by the renowned designer Charles Voysey is coming up for sale on Thursday 12th April at Lawrences in Crewkerne, Somerset. Voysey’s ‘The River Rug’ design dates from 1903 and was produced at Wilton in Wiltshire – the rug itself is now in the collection of the V&A.

The original watercolour depicts a rural river landscape with a variety of gures and houses, farms, fields and various boats on a river – it measures 52cms x 25cms.

George Nelson Haden of Trowbridge was a friend of Voysey and worked alongside him on various projects. He was given this wonderful watercolour and it has subsequently passed by descent through his family until now.

Lawrences Auctioneer Simon Jones said: “Original designs by Voysey appear very rarely in auction and we expect a huge amount of interest from collectors, especially as this is such a distinctive and acclaimed work by him.”

This lot will be included in Lawrences April Fine Art Sale and is estimated to make between £3,000 and £5,000.


Woo Gilchrist