In terms of commissions, he was the most successful artist of his day. He became a war artist in Italy during the Second World War and spent two years with General Alexander. George VI asked for a portrait, and which made him very fashionable.
The Queen Mother bought so many that eventually the artist, who died in 1974, gave her two a year – on her birthday and at Christmas. Prince Philip invited him on a tour of the Antarctic in 1956, and his subsequent paintings, considered to be among his best, hang at Balmoral.
We are delighted to present a significant selection of seven views of Seago’s paintings, travelling from Norfolk to France and Italy atmospherically rendered in both oil and watercolour