Alfred Rawlings was a Reading based Watercolour painter who specialised in Landscapes
and Seascapes. This drawing dates from c.1910 and is signed bottom left. In good
clean unfaded condition, it has a little foxing but nothing major. A nice example
of this post-impressionists work.
Title: "Devon Coast"
Artist: F Lloyd
Size: 10" x 15"
A beautiful gouache by this little known West Country painter. The light is very
well handled and the subject matter well composed.It is typical of the style of painting
popularised in the 1920's by artists who were influenced by Neapolitan School gouaches.
Very atmospheric. Signed bottom left. It is on a heavy card and there is a slight
oxidisation in the clouds but it is in excellent condition otherwise.
Title: "West Knowle Devon"
Artist: E H Markes
Size: 15" x11"
A beautiful watercolour by a lesser known early 20thc Watercolourist.
Signed indistinctly and dated 1902 it is inscribed verso.
In good overall condition, it has some browning to the paper but it does not impact
on the image.
Title: "Cherry Blossom Time"
Size: 20" x 13"
A beautiful watercolour heightened with gouache by a well known Japanese painter
working during the Meiji period, c.1900. It is typical of the style of Anglo Japanese
artists who were trained in Europe,it is on French laid paper. Signed bottom left.
It has a slight oxidisation in the clouds but it is in good condition otherwise.
One or two nicks to the edges but nothing major.
20th Century Watercolours
Title: "Sussex Landscape 1923"
Artist: Claude Muncaster RWS (1903-1974)
Size: 11" x 8.5"
A beautiful example of work by this eminent 20thc artist. It is signed verso and
dated September 1923 bottom left in Muncasters hand. From a folder of drawings and
watercolours by Muncaster, some signed, some unsigned which hadn’t seen the light
of day since the early 1970’s.
Claude Muncaster was also a member of ROI RBA and SMA.
Prov: Has the Muncaster Catalogue Raisonee number NX321 top and verso
Title: "Fishermen below a coastal castle c.1910"
Artist: Giulio Fastini
Size: 6" x 8"
A beautiful watercolour by an accomplished Italian hand. Signed in full bottom right.
Very confident brush strokes suggest it is by a professional artist. I have no idea
where it was painted but it may be on the Amalfi coast. It is in good condition and
will frame well.
I have interpreted the signature as best I can.
Title: " Brave New World 1969"
Artist: J H Blake
Size: 13.5" x 9.5"
A very evocative watercolour by an unknown aviation artist of a Balloon flying high
over mountains. Signed with initials and dated bottom right it came with the remains
of the label on the backboard. It is in good unfaded condition with a few very light
rust marks.Priced at 15 guineas in 1969 it was a very expensive piece for the late