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Title: "Lime Kiln near Lee in Devon"

Artist: Charles F Williams

Size: 11.5" x 8"

Price: £175

Charles Frederick Williams lived and worked in Exeter.

The drawing is in good clean unfaded condition and is signed in full bottom right. It is further signed and inscribed verso on part of an old label. A beautiful watercolour painted c.1860. The artist is listed as having exhibited 40 between 1841-1880.

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Title: "Above a Glacier c.1880"

Artist:  English School

Size: 14" x 10"

Price: £195

A beautiful watercolour by a talented but unknown painter. A very intriguing image and it is very possible that the author climbed to the spot and did a drawing which he/she then worked up into a watercolour on their return to base camp. A climber, wearing plus fours can be seen on the right hand ice column. It is a page from an album and the colours are a little faded, there is also some light foxing to the image.

Mountaineer

Title: "A Kingfisher"

Artist:  Unknown

Size: 10.5" x 7"

Price: £125

A beautiful watercolour by a very talented but unknown painter.

It has been inscribed verso by a later hand W B Pearce.

It has a little surface dirt but is otherwise in good condition.

Kingfisher

Title: "Sheep on the Hills. Arran c.1890"

Artist:  Herbert Moxon Cook (1844-1920)

Size: 15" x 22"

Price: £225

A beautiful watercolour by a well respected artist.

 Inscribed in the artists hand verso and signed bottom right.

A typical piece by this master of  misty cloud effects.

He exhibited widely in his lifetime, living in London and latterly at Prestatyn in North Wales.

It has been laid onto a stiff card and has a couple of minor rust spots but is in very good unfaded condition.

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Moxon Cook
Guten Morgen

Title: "Guten Morgen 1888"

Artist:  M Krantz

Size: 5.5" x 4"

Price: £65

 

A beautiful watercolour by a very talented Austrian Watercolour painter. Signed and dated 1888 and inscribed “Guten Morgen Miss Peed!”. A charming study of a timeless subject. It is a little faded but will still frame well. It has been mounted in an oval at some time in the past which has discoloured the paper but that is reflected in the price.  

censorship

Title: Censorship

Artist: FT

Size: 5" x 7"

Price: £55

An interesting piece of work reflecting the Victorian era’s obsession with modesty  in all matters of taste. It is a satirical drawing showing a Fish with gaping mouth covering a naked statue with a crinoline. Signed with initials F.T I have been unable to discover the artists identity.The paper is a little discoloured but it doesn’t detract too much from the image and it will frame beautifully.

Title: "Newington Church Oxfordshire"

Artist: Richard Principal Leitch 1855

Size: 5.5" x 9"

Price: £85

A beautiful watercolour by a listed artist, painted in 1855.

It came from a small collection of drawings by Leitch and uses his characteristic grey for shadows. Originally mounted in an album it has retained a lot of its colour, with a little yellowing with age to the paper.It is inscribed in the artists hand verso and dated 1855. He is represented in a number of public collections including the British Museum and the V&A. It is in good condition and will frame beautifully.

Richard Principal Leitch
caernarfon castle

Title: Caernarfon Castle c.1840

Artist: Unknown

Size: 10" x 7"

Price: £125

A very pleasant topographical piece by a competent but unknown mid Victorian artist. It is a distinctive hand so a little research should establish the author. With some damage top left but a mount will cover it without losing the proportions of the image. Painted on the spot, it is interesting to compare the scene with the same view today.