In July 2002 Mike Robinson wrote:
We have a watercolour by George Oyston signed in the left hand bottom corner by him. On the back it has written in pencil "Near Cobham Surrey". There is no date on the picture which measures ten inches by seven inches.
In the local Retford library we have found that he was a member of the Royal Society of British Artists and that one of his pictures was exhibited by them. He was also a member of the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours who exhibited one of his pictures also. He had a London address in 1891 and a Shepperton on Thames address in 1897. He exhibited between 1891 and 1897.
In 2008 this painting sold for 80 pounds on eBay:
A very nice original watercolour painting depicting a West Country coastal scene with figures on the beach before a cottage and a small sailing boat out to sea. The painting is signed George Oyston,is dated 1920 and is in fair condition though does a couple of minor blemishes on the sea.Housed within a period gilt frame,it is ready to hang and needs a new home.Image size 16x11ins.Frame size 24x19ins. A nice painting.
According to artprice.com (www.artistsearch.com or web.artprice.com) the following George Oyston paintings have been sold recently. (If you want to know the prices, you will have to register with them, and pay a fee):
Date Title Dated Size cm (in) Medium 17 Feb 2003 Haymaking 23x52 Watercolour 10 Dec 2002 Near Crediton, on the Credy, N.Devon 1909 35.2x52.5 Watercolour/paper 30 Oct 2002 Sussex Downland Scene with sheep 33x45.7 Watercolour/paper 11 Oct 2002 Sheep grazing on Rolling Hills 1914 28x45 Watercolour 01 Oct 2002 Near Crediton, on the Credy 1909 35.2x52.5 Watercolour/paper 29 Aug 2002 «Little Marlow» 26.9x35.6 Watercolour/paper 31 Jul 2002 Landscapes with Thatched Cottages and Figures 25.4x35.6 Watercolour/paper 23 Jul 2002 River Landscape, near Guildford, Surrey 37x52 Watercolour/paper 23 Jul 2002 At Shalford, Near Guildford, Surrey 1929 25x35.5 Watercolour, gouache/paper 20 Jun 2002 Near Wansborough, Guildford, Surrey 17.8x25.9 Watercolour/paper 14 Jun 2002 Bridge over the River 20.3x12.7 Gouache/paper 14 Jun 2002 «Limpsfield Common, Surrey» 1916 27.9x40.6 Watercolour/paper 14 Jun 2002 River Landscape with Figure in Boat 22.9x33 Watercolour/paper 21 May 2002 Figures by a Cottage at Sunset 14x15.8 Watercolour/paper 23 Apr 2002 Sheep in Moorland Landscape 1919 35x48 Watercolour/paper 18 Apr 2002 Landscape with Punt on a Pool 33x53.3 Watercolour/paper 26 Feb 2002 Dingy Sailing 26.5x17.5 Watercolour/paper 15 Feb 2002 Sheep grazing by a Riverside at Sunset 1910 17.8x22.9 Watercolour/paper 15 Feb 2002 Tranquil River Landscape 17.8x25.4 Watercolour/paper 15 Feb 2002 Two Figures in a Village Street 1923 15.2x22.9 Watercolour/paper 14 Feb 2002 Coastal scene 1895 21.3x34 Watercolour/paper 31 Jan 2002 Harbour Scene with Rowing and Sailing Boats 36.6x53.3 Watercolour/paper 09 Jan 2002 River Scene with Fisherman 1929 26x35.5 Watercolour/paper 04 Jan 2002 Near Pilborough, Surrey/On the Common near Woking, Surrey 1926 26.4x35.6 Watercolour/paper 14 Dec 2001 Evening and early morning river scenes with sheep and figure in boat 17.8x25.4 Watercolour/paper 06 Dec 2001 Sussex River landscape 16.8x24.4 Watercolour/paper 03 Dec 2001 Near Broomfield, Herne Bay, Kent 1905 50x75 Watercolour 20 Nov 2001 «Waterside, Knaresborough» 1913 34x26.5 Watercolour/paper 13 Nov 2001 Figures on a Path 1907 22.5x29.5 Watercolour/paper 05 Oct 2001 Pastoral with Sheep grazing on a meadow at Sunset 17.8x20.3 Watercolour/paper
Other watercolours by George Oyston: