William Spencer Bagdatopoulos (1888 – 1965) (aka W.S. Bylityilis) : Beagle on a River Bank, dated 1923

William Spencer Bagdatopoulos (1888 – 1965) (aka W.S. Bylityilis)

Beagle on a River Bank

An original watercolour on heavy stock paper. The painting is signed to lower right image and bears inscription ‘London Sketch Club Ball, Feb 1923’.

The painting is mounted on dark green textured paper.

Dimensions: The watercolour itself height 15.5cm x width 12.5cm


The Artist

William Spencer Bagdatopoulos (1888 – 1965) was a Greek born painter, known particularly for his works in the Orientalist style. During the early 20th century he travelled extensively, painting life in South East Asia and the Middle East.

Bagdatopoulos, lived in London for a number of years (during the period this watercolour was produced), often working as a commercial artist. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Art during this time.

Having relocated to the United States during the 1920s and residing in California, during the later half of his career he worked predominantly in portraiture.

A number of works by W.S. Bagdatopoulos are included in the collection of the Smithsonian Museum

To view part of the Smithsonian collection see https://americanart.si.edu/artist/william-bagdatopoulos-200

For further works of art featuring dogs included in our store see Eden Box (1909-1988): An original painting “The Spaniel”, gouache and pencil on paper mounted on artists board

Dimensions: Height 15.5cm x width 12.5cm


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Condition Report: In overall very good condition - some slight fading signature and inscription - believed contemporary with picture

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