Château Gaillard is a medieval castle ruin overlooking the River Seine . For hundreds of years, it was the estate of the influential Guillard family, until it gradually fell into disrepair after the family’s power waned in the decades after the French Revolution.
Edward Seago was a celebrated painter of landscapes, seascapes and flowers. He was also an accomplished watercolourist and is often considered to be one of the leading British Post Impressionists. Although largely self-taught, Seago did receive some training from Bertram Priestman RA and also undertook evening classes at the Norwich School of Fine Art.
He was a member of the Royal Society of British Artists from 1946, and of the Royal Watercolours Society from 1959. He exhibited in London, Glasgow, New York, Toronto, Montreal, Los Angeles, Oslo and Brussels.