Sidney Yates Johnson was a landscape and marine artist born in 1863. Although it is unclear exactly where he was born, he spent most of his adult life living in the Tottenham area of London. In 1881, he married his wife Margaret who was from Abergavenny in Monmouthshire. Together they had two daughters, Violet and Dorothy. Around the turn of the century he lived at 78, Cavendish Road, Tottenham with his wife and first child before moving to 1 Tivoli Road, Crouch End from about 1902. He was known to have lived at Tivoli Road until at least 1936. He died at Edmonton in 1942.
Johnson was a popular artist who preferred to paint outdoors and his works were often produced as pairs. He travelled around painting the coastal views, rivers scenes and landscapes of Cornwall, Hampshire, Kent, Wales, Surrey, Yorkshire and the Highlands. His works were usually signed in ‘sgraffito’, a way of scratching a signature into the wet paint. He is known to have travelled to Monmouthshire, where his wife was from on a number of occasions including a visit in 1904.
Examples of his work can be found in the West Berkshire Museum and the Chelmsford Museum.
The paintings are housed in new, English made gilt frames which are in excellent condition. Both paintings bear old, handwritten labels to the stretchers.
|Image Size||11.5 inches x 23.5 inches (29cm x 60cm)|
|Framed Size||16 inches x 28 inches (41cm x 71cm)|