[From the catalogue-in-progress for “Landscapes & Livestock”, a loan exhibition for Agincourt Homecoming in the Fall of 2015]
BUSH, Reginald Edgar James [1869-1956]
“Lynemouth, North Devon”
color etching / 6.3 inches x 3.7 inches
R.E.J. Bush showed his work at galleries and exhibitions in London, Paris and Rome, but he also exhibited in the U.S. (St. Louis, Chicago, and Los Angeles). “Lynemouth, North Devon” [previously identified as “Village, Cornwall”] may have been shown at the Saint Louis World’s Fair of 1904— “Meet me in St. Louis, Louis. Meet me at the Fair.” —but its frame also bears a sticker suggesting it had been sold by Marshall Field & Co. in Chicago.
This evocative small etching came to the collection in 1959 from the estate of Miss Rose Kavanagh, long-time principal of Charles Darwin Elementary school.