George Hamilton Constantine (English, 1878-1967)
'At the End of the Day'
Watercolour, signed lower right. In excellent condition with no fading.
George Hamilton Constantine (1878–1967) was a British painter of landscapes and seascapes.
Born 1878 in Sheffield, the son of Francis Alfred Constantine, a saw maker. In the 1901 Census at age 24 he is listed as an artist and sculptor living at his parents home, 113 Crookes Road, Ecclesal, Sheffield. Attended Sheffield School of Art and then studied picture restoration at the Courtauld Institute. He was involved in the conservation of painted ceilings at Chatsworth House in Derbyshire. Constantine was assistant to Sir William Rothenstein in the 1930s, and became Director of Graves Art Gallery in Sheffield from 1938 until the 1950s.
Constantine is best known for his watercolours of landscapes, seashore scenes and marine paintings and in particular views of the Yorkshire and Lancashire coasts and scenes of Cornwall. He is now widely collected along with other members of the Sheffield School. His paintings almost always include horses, often the same pair, who lived on the family farm near Sheffield.
A member of the Sheffield Society of Artists, he exhibited at the Royal Academy, Carlisle Academy and Athenaeum, Dumfries Gallery, Abbot Hall in Kendal, Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts, Lake Artists’ Society, Walker Art Gallery, Manchester Art Gallery, Yorkshire Galleries and Lancashire Galleries.