Thomas Edward Francis
Thomas Edward Francis (1873-1961) was a London landscape painter. It was his custom to make long walking tours in the summer months, both on the Continent and in England. He exhibited works under his name, mostly in London at the turn of the century. He also appears to have exhibited works in oils and watercolours under the names "Pierre Le Boeuf", "Arthur Drew", and "Andrea Vesari".
Before WWI, Francis exhibited at the Royal Academy, the New English Art Club, the Royal Society of British Artists, the Nottingham Museum and Art Gallery, the London Salon, etc. His studio at the time was in Robert's Street, near Regent's Park. While executing his watercolours of English villages and countryside, Francis was careful to note in his albums the precise subject, place, and the date and day of each picture.
Francis is mentioned in "Hidden Talents: A Dictionary of Neglected Artists" by Jeremy Wood and "The Dictionary of British Artists." Interest in all of Francis's work seems to be growing, judging by recent activity in auction records and gallery representation.