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Title: "View on the Rhine"

Attributed to James Duffield Harding (1797-1863)

Size:  11.5" x 7.5"

Price: SOLD

An unsigned piece that has all the hallmarks of James Duffield Harding.

I have had a number of drawings by him down the years and this is reminiscent of those. It is a beautiful example of an early to mid 19thc drawing by a masterful hand. Very confident use of  pencil.

19th Century Drawings 2


Duffield Harding
Govan Ferry

Title: "The Govan Ferry 1866"

Artist: J R Prentice

Size:  15" x 11"

Price: £75

A beautiful  chalk drawing of the Govan Ferry Glasgow by the listed Scottish artist James Reid Prentice. It is signed with initials JRP and dated 21st May 1866. A fascinating eyewitness drawing of a time when ferries plied the River Clyde and ships were built using wooden scaffolding.

The paper has some surface damage but that is reflected in the price. It will frame well. Verso is a drawing of Killiecrankie dated 2nd December 1865.

Derbyshire view

Title: "Derbyshire Landscape c.1820"

Size:  5.5" x 8"

Price: £75

An unsigned pencil and watercolour drawing that is a wonderful example of the genre.

Very confident use of the pencil. By a professional but unknown hand. Many artists at this time didn’t sign their work. It is a little yellow with age and has lost a lot of colour but will still frame beautifully.

Title: "A gentleman with his pipe"

Artist: Unknown

Size: 6" x 3.5"

Price: £75

An interesting portrait which came from a collection of drawings of Italian Politicians c.1860 so it may be possible to identify who it is.

In black chalk on blue paper the drawing has some delicate white heightening suggesting it is by a professional hand.

The mood of the sitter has been captured brilliantly.

It is unsigned, as is often the case with drawings of this vintage.

Some minor foxing in places and 3 faint folds across the middle.

german pipe