WOOLLS Henry William (b.c.1860)
‘Souvenir of Fete at Bourne End, August 1st 1908’, at New York Lodge. Buckinghamshire. To celebrate the success of the 1908 Olympics American millionaire and philanthropist George Kessler (1863-1920) employed Woolls and other theatre scene painters to recreate ancient Athens at his Thames-side house and held a firework-lit regatta and fete. Gouache. Signed, dated and inscribed. 19x29 inches. Framed: 26x35 inches.