FISHING BOAT ON THE NILE IN CAIRO
Oil on canvas: 46 x 61.5 cm / 18.1 x 24.2 ins
Signed lower left, dated '1884' on the back
Painter of local scenes, landscapes (with figures), waterscapes and architectural views; watercolourist. Orientalist.
John Varley was born in the first half of the 19th Century. He exhibited in London from 1870 till 1895, notably at the Royal Academy, the Suffolk Street Gallery, the New Society and the Grosvenor Gallery. He specialised in Egyptian scenes, executed in warm and bright colours.
1850 - 1933
Le Cap - Leicester - London - Sheffield
P. & V. Berko, "19th Century European Virtuoso Painters", Knokke 2011, p. 518, illustration p. 458.