Lake Geneva, Switzerland, H. A. Dyer


This is a watercolor and gouache painting of Lake Geneva.  The painting is signed and title in the lower left corner.  Painting is unframed, but it appears as if it was once framed.  It is in good condition.  There is a 0.5″ tear in the paper at the upper center.  The painting has some scattered foxing and blemishes primarily in the upper and edge areas and there is some roughness along the extreme edges of the painting.  There is a faint crease in the upper right quadrant.  The painting measures 11.5″ x  16″. We have other paintings by H.A. Dyer, including other scenes from Switzerland, France and Italy.

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Hezekiah Anthony Dyer (1872-1943) was an American artist who was born in Rhode Island. He is known for his paintings of New England and also of Europe.  He worked in oil and watercolor, but he is best known for his gouache paintings.  His mountain scenes from Switzerland and Lake Como, Italy are particularly well-known.

Hezekiah Anthony Dyer (1872-1943) is best known as a landscape painter and lecturer. He was born in Providence, Rhode Island on October 23, 1872 and studied in both Holland and France. Dyer was an active member of the Providence (Rhode Island) Art Club; Providence (Rhode Island) Watercolor Club; Boston Society of Water Color Painters; American Federation of Arts; and the Newport Art Association.

Examples of his work include, “The Road that Leads them Home”, a watercolor, in the collection of the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; “Marine”, at the Providence (Rhode Island) Art Club; “The Jungfrau”, a watercolor, in the permanent collection Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island. In April 1897 he exhibited a watercolor “Meadow Banks”, at the Boston Art Club.