Original landscape watercolour of Castle Howard in North Yorkshire, England. This subtle watercolour shows Castle Howard which is a stately home in North Yorkshire, England, located 15 miles north of York. It is a private residence and has been the home of the Carlisle branch of the Howard family for more than 300 years. This small Yorkshire watercolour has been hand signed by the artist.
Approximate unmounted measurements
7 1/2 x 11 inches.
John Bastin was born in London in 1929
After National Service in the Royal Navy, he went up to Corpus Christi, Oxford on an open scholarship to read natural science. He obtained his BA in 1952, subsequently gaining his MA in 1955 and Ph.D in 1956.
A series of academic posts followed, culminating in his years as Professor of Astrophysics at Queen Mary College, London University.
Throughout his career John painted watercolours and brought his knowledge of physics to enrich the use of the medium. During the 1980’s he held a Leverhulme Emeritus Fellowship on ‘ Effects of Atmosphere on Landscape’.
John studied at Goldsmiths and the Royal Academy Schools. Since much of his work is landscape, he is able to keep to the Rowland Hilder precept ‘paint a sky a day’.
John currently lives in Bruton, Somerset with his wife. He travels to Yorkshire several times a year working on site to capture new scenes in watercolour sketches. He then reworks these images at his studio and manages to maintain the element of immediacy present in his sketches using his distinctive loose style.
Stock ref 51