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BROWN, S.
[Original Signed Watercolour Dated and Titled:] Behind Waterworks' House, Brockton Point, Vancouver.
8 September 1898. Watercolour ca. 21x29,5 cm (8 ½ x 11 ½ in). The watercolour is recently matted. With a couple of minor mild spots of foxing but overall a very good watercolour. This historically interesting early watercolour shows the Vancouver Waterworks Company house at Brockton Point in Stanley Park. "In 1889, the Vancouver Waterworks Company completed construction of a freshwater pipeline from the Capilano River that ran beneath First Narrows and through Stanley Park" (ActiveHistory online). Before 1865, Brockton Point "was utilized as a graveyard for early settlers who came to Vancouver. That year, Edward Stamp - a British businessman in the timber industry - cleared away part of the site in order to build a sawmill. However, he was forced to abandon his plans after realizing the strong currents from the harbour impeded the construction of log booms. He ended up moving the mill to Gastown, becoming Hastings Mill" (Wikipedia).
$650 USD    Item Number: 1361         Order / Enquire




WILKINSON, Thomas Harrison OSA (CANADIAN, 1847-1929)
[Original Signed Watercolour of a Cascade in the Canadian Rockies].
Ca. 1895. Watercolour, ca. 45x32 cm (17 ½ x 12 ½ in). Watercolour under glass in a period molded gilt wood frame. A very good watercolour. Frame with some wear but overall very good. Watercolour not examined out of the frame. Wilkinson was one of several prominent artist who produced paintings of the Canadian Rockies while travelling on the Canadian Pacific Railroad at the end of the 19th Century. This British born Canadian landscape artist produced several watercolours of waterfalls in the Canadian Rockies. "Born in England, Wilkinson immigrated to Ontario in 1863, is noted in Toronto about 1882, then Hamilton around 1909, where he later died. He traveled extensively and exhibited with both the OSA and RCA" (Invaluable, online).
$850 USD    Item Number: 1149         Order / Enquire




BURTSCHER, Anton (Austrian, 1887-1987)
[Original Signed Watercolour of Prague with Charles Bridge].
Ca. 1910. Watercolour and pencil on paper, ca. 16,5x24 cm (6 ½ x 9 ½ in). Recently matted and glazed and framed in an attractive period frame. Watercolor in very good condition. Not viewed out of the frame. An attractive early landscape view of Prague by a known Austrian realist painter. The watercolour shows the view from the east embankment of the Vltava River towards the west side with the Charles Bridge shown on the left and the Prague Castle and the St Nicholas Church shown in the background.
$975 USD    Item Number: 1215         Order / Enquire




ASHTON, Sir John William (Australian, 1881-1963)
[Original Signed Watercolour of Sydney Harbour].
1898. Watercolour ca. 24x33 cm (9 ½ x 13 in), signed and dated "W.A. 98" in the lower right corner. Recently matted. Watercolour in very good condition. This atmospheric attractive watercolour shows the Sydney waterfront with a docked sailing vessel in the foreground. The prolific artist produced many landscapes of Australia as well as of Europe and the Middle East and travelled widely in his life. "Sir John William "Will" Ashton OBE, ROI was a British-Australian artist and Director of the National Art Gallery of New South Wales from 1937 to 1945" (Wikipedia).
$1250 USD    Item Number: 1043         Order / Enquire




[GDANSK (DANZIG), POLAND]
[Original Signed Watercolour of the Gdansk medieval port crane, called Brama Zuraw (Krantor) and the embankment next to it along the Motlawa (Mottlau) River] including the Brama Mariacka (Frauentor).
1942. Watercolour on paper, ca. 25,5x35 cm (10 x 13 ½ in). Recently matted, very good watercolour. This attractive watercolour signed L. Kinfons (?) shows the west embankment of the Motlawa (Mottlau) River from the Brama Zuraw (Krantor, built ca. 1367) to the Brama Mariacka (Frauentor, built ca. 1484).
$550 USD    Item Number: 1100         Order / Enquire




BENESCH, G[ustav]
[Original Signed Watercolour of the Hoher Markt in Vienna].
Ca. 1850. Watercolour on paper, ca. 27x19,5 cm (10 ½ x 7 ½ in). Recently matted, very good watercolour. This attractive skillfully executed watercolour is by Gustav Benesch who was well known for his cityscapes of Vienna. This painting shows the Hoher Markt, the oldest square in Vienna with the large Vermählungsbrunnen (Wedding Fountain) in the centre. "The monumental fountain was designed by the court architect, Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach and constructed from 1729 to 1732 by his son, Joseph Emanuel. The Baroque fountain depicts the supposed marriage between Joseph and Mary by the High Priest under a bronze baldachin, supported by four large Corinthian columns" (A view on cities on-line/ Vienna).
$850 USD    Item Number: 1115         Order / Enquire




ROHACS, Hans Rohan (b. 1899)
[Original Signed Watercolour of Vienna's City Hall].
Ca. 1920. Watercolour on paper ca. 25,5x25 cm (14x10 in). Recently matted, very good watercolour. This attractive skillfully executed watercolour is of Vienna's City Hall (Rathaus), which "was designed by Friedrich von Schmidt in the Gothic style, and built between 1872 and 1883. On the top of the tower is the Rathausmann, one of the symbols of Vienna. Facing the Rathaus is a large park, the Rathauspark. The Rathaus also accommodates the historic 'Wiener Rathauskeller' restaurant" (Wikipedia).
$750 USD    Item Number: 1143         Order / Enquire




JACOBSHAGEN, B. (German)
[Original Signed Watercolour Titled:] Berlin Koengl. Schloss.
[Berlin], ca. 1920. Watercolour on paper ca. 29,5x23,5 cm (11 ½ x 9 ½ in.). Watercolour mounted on period card, but overall in very good condition. This attractive view shows pedestrians, a horse and carriage, a bus and a car in front of the Berlin City Palace, "located on the Museum Island at Schlossplatz, opposite the Lustgarten park. It was the winter residence of the Kings of Prussia and the German Emperors" (Wikipedia). The National Kaiser Wilhelm Monument which was demolished in 1950 is shown on the left.
$750 USD    Item Number: 1485         Order / Enquire




STAATEN, Louis van (DUTCH 1836-1909)
[Original Signed Watercolour view of Haarlem].
Ca. 1880. Watercolour on board, ca. 35,5x53,5 cm (14x21 in). Signed in watercolour in the left lower corner. Recently matted, very good watercolour. This view of Haarlem from the Spaarne River is a typical cityscape from this Dutch artist known for his watercolours of Dutch towns as seen from a boat on a river. Haarlem is about 20km directly west of Amsterdam and was granted city status in 1245.
$1250 USD    Item Number: 1145         Order / Enquire




[PEACOCK, Alfred?]
[Original Two Unsigned Watercolours, One Titled:] Quarantine Station - Flores Island - off Montevideo.
Ca. 1889. Watercolours each ca. 9 x 17 & 20 cm (4 x 7 & 8 in). Recently matted, overall very good watercolours. The watercolours show a lighthouse and quarantine station and an official camp with a British merchant navy flag. "Isla de Flores is a small island in the Rio de la Plata, 21 miles southeast of Punta Carretas, Montevideo, Uruguay.., Flores was named by Sebastián Gaboto, who discovered it on Easter Sunday 1527.., It has a historic lighthouse, which was the subject of an 1819 treaty, by which Uruguay lost the Misiones Orientales. This lighthouse, of Portuguese origin, entered service in 1828. It was dubbed "the world's most expensive lighthouse" . The lighthouse is now under the jurisdiction of the Uruguayan Navy. It is 37 meters high and flashes twice every 10 seconds" (Wikipedia).
$850 USD    Item Number: 1420         Order / Enquire




[ROYAL NATIONAL PARK, NEW SOUTH WALES]
[Original Unsigned Dated Watercolour, Titled]: "National Park from the Railway Station", Sydney, N.S.W. Sept. 30, 1899.
1899. Watercolour on paper, ca. 17,5x24,5 cm (7 x 9 ½ in). Captioned in ink on the lower margin. Recently matted. Minor traces of an old mount on the corners on verso, overall a near fine watercolour. Interesting early watercolour view of the Royal National Park in New South Wales, Australia, 29 km south of Sydney. This was the world's second oldest purposed national park (after Yellowstone in the United States), and the first to use the term "national park". The watercolour was taken from a small railway station which was opened in the National park in 1886 originally for the transportation of the New South Wales infantry, but eventually became a popular tourist route. In 1899 a short section of the line was duplicated to service the multiple trains that travelled there on weekends. The Royal Park National branch of the Sydney commuter railway network existed until 1991; now it is a tram line operated by the Sydney Tramway Museum.
$375 USD    Item Number: 1110         Order / Enquire




[MANLY BEACH, SYDNEY]
[Original Unsigned Ink Drawing, Titled]: Manly Beach from the North. Sydney, N.S.W.
Ca. 1880. Ink drawing on creamy laid paper, ca. 8x14 cm (3 1/8 x 5 ½ in). Captioned and signed by the author on the lower margin. Mounted on an old card album leaf, with a private albumen print dated ca. 1880s mounted on verso. The album leaf mount is slightly foxed, but the drawing is in very good condition. This ink drawn view of Manly Beach (now a part of the Northern Beaches, Sydney) was copied from an early photo by an author who signed "A. Halla[w?]" on the margin underneath the picture. The ink drawing gives an interesting view of the original state of one of the most popular beaches near Sydney. The photograph on verso is a Victorian albumen print showing an estate overlooking a seaside, possibly in New South Wales. Manly Beach was named by Capt. Arthur Phillip, the first Governor of New South Wales and founder of Sydney, for the indigenous people living there: "Their confidence and manly behaviour made me give the name of Manly Cove to this place" (Wikipedia). Manly started to develop as a seaside resort in the 1850s, with the steamer service from Sydney opening in the 1870s. It was then that the owners of the Port Jackson and Manly Steamship Company coined the expression about Manly "Seven miles from Sydney and a thousand miles from care".
$375 USD    Item Number: 1105         Order / Enquire




[ESQUIMALT, B.C.]
[Original Unsigned Panoramic Watercolour Titled and Dated:] From Esquimalt May 1894.
May 1894. Watercolour and pencil on paper ca. 17x49,5 cm (7 x 19 ½ in). Titled and dated in pencil in the right lower corner. Recently matted, very good watercolour. This painting is from a series of watercolours produced while the artist was travelling across Canada on the Canadian Pacific Railroad. The watercolour shows a view of the Olympic Mountains as seen from across the Strait of Juan de Fuca from Esquimalt looking towards Port Angeles.
$975 USD    Item Number: 1098         Order / Enquire




[WROCLAW/ BRESLAU]
[Original Unsigned Watercolour of the Wroclaw (Breslau) Ratusz (Town Hall)].
Ca. 1930. Watercolour on paper ca. 16x22,5 cm (6 ½ x 9 in.). Recently matted, the watercolour is in very good condition. This attractive watercolour shows pedestrians, a horse and carriage and a car in front of the Wroclaw (Breslau) Ratusz (Town Hall). "The Ratusz sits in the Market square at an angle. It is considered as a fine example of bourgeois Gothic architecture. Originally, it was a single story building and was expanded over the years. The current form dates from the late 15th century with ornaments on the Eastern and Southern facades. The entrance is from the western side and it leads into the Burghers' Hall" (Wikipedia).
$475 USD    Item Number: 1480         Order / Enquire




[BERLIN]
[Original Unsigned Watercolour Showing the View from the Brandenburg Gate into the Tiergarten Along the Charlottenburger Chaussee (Strasse des 17ten Juni) looking towards Charlottenburg].
Ca. 1850. Watercolour on paper, ca. 12,5x18 cm (5x7 in). Recently matted, very good watercolour. An attractive watercolour looking from the Brandenburg Gate into the Tiergarten along the Charlottenburger Chaussee (today Strasse des 17ten Juni), showing statues on either side of the Charlottenburger Chaussee. The Charlottenburger Chaussee "was made into a paved road in 1799, and owing to Berlin's rapid growth in the 19th century it became a major thoroughfare to the affluent western suburbs" (Wikipedia).
$750 USD    Item Number: 1092         Order / Enquire



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