Olivier’s 1927 oil on canvas Villefranche sur Mer, Cote D’Azur, 20in x 2ft (51 x 61cm), priced at £12,500 was exhibited at the Royal British Colonial Society of Artists the year it was completed.
He is remembered for his landscapes but also for his service as an official war artist during the First World War. Some of his paintings remain in the collection of the Imperial War Museum, including The Supreme War Council and The Armistice Meeting, which he donated to the nation in 1924.
Running from October 8-19, the show takes place at Goodman Fine Art in St James’s under the banner of Green’s dealership Canon Gallery.
It includes an 1872 landscape, At the Top of the Glen, by Henry Clarence Whaite and the portrait of A Moorish Slave by William Etty, modelled by his friend and sitter Mendoo.