Kentish scene - Framed Picture - 20" x 16"
Rowland Frederick Hilder OBE was an English marine and landscape artist and book illustrator.
Hilder studied at Goldsmiths' College, in south London where he met and married botanical artist Edith Blenkiron. As a student with little money he cycled into Kent and discovered the Shoreham Valley in the North Downs where he was delighted to sketch the same barn drawn by the visionary painter Samuel Palmer in the 1820s. This interest in the countryside began a lifelong passion for drawing landscapes in both pencil and watercolour initially of Kent "The Garden of England" and the Thames with its sailing vessels and old buildings.