STEPHEN BAGHOT DE LA BERE
Watercolour and pencil
36 by 30.5 cm., 14 ¼ by 12 in.
(frame size 48.5 by 43 cm., 19 by 17 in.)
Baghot de la Bere was born at Burbage Hall, Leicestershire and was educated at Ilkley College, Yorkshire and in Folkstone. He studied art in Paris and at the Westminster School of Art, London. He worked in the style of John Hassall and fellow member of the London Sketch Club, producing watercolours and illustrations in a poster style. He exhibited at the Royal Academy, Fine Art Society and elsewhere, becoming a member of the Royal Institute of Painters in Water-Colour in 1907. During the Great War he served as a lieutenant in the Royal Garrison Artillery and served in France.