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[AGRA]
[Unsigned Watercolour View of the Agra Fort and the Yamuna River, with an Indian Shepherd and His Herd in the Foreground, Titled on Verso:] Part of Agra Fort.
Ca. 1870. Watercolour on paper ca. 20,5x22 cm (8 x 8 ¾ in). Later pencil caption on verso. A very good watercolour, mounted in a recent mat. Attractive watercolour view of the Agra Fort by an unknown artist, with the Yamuna River and the roofs of Agra in the background. "Agra Fort is a UNESCO World Heritage site located in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India. It is about 2.5 km northwest of its more famous sister monument, the Taj Mahal. The fort can be more accurately described as a walled city. The present-day structure was built by the Mughals, though a fort had stood there since at least the 11th century. Agra Fort was originally a brick fort known as Badalgarh, held by Raja Badal Singh Hindu Sikarwar Rajput king (c. 1475). It was mentioned for the first time in 1080 AD when a Ghaznavide force captured it. Sikandar Lodi (1488-1517) was the first Sultan of Delhi who shifted to Agra and lived in the fort. He governed the country from here and Agra assumed the importance of the second capital" (Wikipedia).
$850 USD    Item Number: 1470         Order / Enquire




[ALEXANDRIA]
[Unsigned Watercolour View of the Town and Harbour of Alexandria with Pompey's Pillar and the Attarine Mosque in the Foreground, Titled:] Alexandria, Egypt.
[Alexandria, Egypt, ca. 1870]. Watercolour on paper ca. 23,5x33,5 cm (9 ¼ x 13 ¼ in). A very good watercolour, mounted in a recent mat. This attractive bright watercolour by an unknown artist shows the town and harbour of Alexandria with Pompey's Pillar and the Attarine Mosque in the foreground. "Pompey's Pillar is a Roman triumphal column in Alexandria, Egypt, and the largest of its type constructed outside of the imperial capitals of Rome and Constantinople. The only known free-standing column in Roman Egypt which was not composed of drums, it is one of the largest ancient monoliths and one of the largest monolithic columns ever erected" (Wikipedia).
$650 USD    Item Number: 838         Order / Enquire




[ALMORA, INDIA]
[Original Unsigned Watercolour Titled on Verso:] Cantonment at Amoa or Amoia [Almora] Looking Towards the Himala.
Ca. 1850. Watercolour on board, ca. 27x42 cm (10 ½ x 16 ½ in). Recently matted, some minor abrasion on the lower right, but overall a very good watercolour. Almora is "a cantonment town in the Almora district in the state of Uttarakhand, India. Almora was founded in 1568. It is considered the cultural heart of the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand.., Almora has an average elevation of 1,651 metres (5,417 feet).., The snow capped Himalayas can be seen in the background" (Wikipedia).
$975 USD    Item Number: 1087         Order / Enquire




[ASCENSION ISLAND]
[Drawing Heightened with Watercolour, Unsigned but Titled and Dated]: "Ascension 1847."
1847. Drawing ca. 21,5x30 cm (8 ½ x 12 in). Recently matted, the drawing is in very good condition. This historically important sketch most likely shows Fort Cockburn, the main British military installation on the island at the time. "Ascension Island is an isolated volcanic island in the equatorial waters of the South Atlantic Ocean, around 1,600 kilometres (1,000 mi) from the coast of Africa and 2,250 kilometres (1,400 mi) from the coast of South America, which is roughly midway between the horn of South America and Africa. It is governed as part of the British Overseas Territory of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha, of which the main island, Saint Helena, is around 1,300 kilometres (800 mi) to the southeast. The territory also includes the "remotest populated archipelago" on earth, the sparsely populated Tristan da Cunha archipelago, some thirty degrees farther south and about half the way to the Antarctic Circle. The location of the island made it a useful stopping-point for ships and communications. The Royal Navy used the island as a victualling station for ships, particularly those of the West Africa Squadron working against the slave trade. A garrison of Royal Marines was based at Ascension from 1823" (Wikipedia).
$850 USD    Item Number: 665         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




[AUSTRALIA]
[A Collection of Five Attractive Original Early Unsigned Watercolours of Australia Including Botany Bay, Lake Midgeon, Wagga-Wagga; Tamar River, Tasmania (x2) and the Title of the Collection "Homeward Bound"].
Ca. 1870. Four album oblong folio leaves. The five mounted watercolours each ca. 16x29 cm (6 ½ x 11 ½ in) or slightly smaller, with pencil captions on mounts. Mounts with a couple of minor marginal tears, but otherwise a very good collection. An attractive collection of scenic watercolours of colonial Australia. The Botany Bay (Sydney) view shows the bay with a steam ship moored at a pier. The Lake Midgeon view shows a homestead in the background with a lake (Midgeon) and a bridge in the foreground. Today Lake Midgeon has dried up and is now Mejum Swamp. The first Tamar River view shows a steam and sail ship while the second view is purely a river view.
$1500 USD    Item Number: 1611         Order / Enquire




BABER, Walter James (1856-1924)
[Original Signed "W.J. Baber" and Dated Watercolour Showing a Path in Stanley Park with a Railing Along the Burrard Inlet with a Sailing Ship and Boat and the North Shore Mountains in the Background].
[Vancouver], 1904. Watercolour ca. 13x27 cm (5x11 in). Matted and in a period frame, the watercolour is in very good condition but the frame shows signs of wear with chipped corners. Baber was a known early Vancouver landscape artist. This attractive watercolour of Stanley Park is good example of the artists work and typical of his subject matter.
$475 USD    Item Number: 1484         Order / Enquire




BABER, Walter James (1856-1924)
[Original Signed "W.J. Baber" and Dated Watercolour Showing the View in Stanley Park from Second Beach with two Cabins Along the Shore Looking Towards the North Shore with a Sailing Ship and the North Shore Mountains in the Background].
1904. Watercolour ca. 13x27 cm (5x11 in.). Matted and in a period frame, the watercolour is in very good condition but the frame shows signs of wear with chipped corners. Baber was a known early Vancouver landscape artist. This attractive watercolour of Stanley Park is good example of the artists work and typical of his subject matter.
$475 USD    Item Number: 1482         Order / Enquire




BABER, Walter James (1856-1924)
[Original Signed "W.J.B." Watercolour Showing a Path Along the Shore in Stanley Park Looking Across English Bay Towards the North Shore with Three Sailing Boats and the North Shore Mountains in the Background].
Ca. 1904. Watercolour ca. 15x27 cm (6x11 in). Matted and in a period frame, the watercolour is in very good condition but the frame shows minor signs of wear with minor chipping of corners. Baber was a known early Vancouver landscape artist. This attractive watercolour of Stanley Park is good example of the artists work and typical of his subject matter.
$475 USD    Item Number: 1483         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




BERENGER-FERAUD, Laurent Jean Baptiste (1832 -1900) & POQUET, A. (artist)
[Album of Seventeen Original Watercolours Titled:] Vues et types du Sénégal [Views and Types of Senegal].
1873. Large Quarto (31x21 cm). 14 pp. The seventeen captioned (in French) watercolours each between ca. 9,5x21 cm and 16x9 cm are mounted on thirteen pages. Booklet with original beige paper wrappers with manuscript French title in red and the name of Berenger Feraud in ink crossed out in pencil on front cover with a list of illustrations and the name of the artist A. Poquet (Del.) 1873 in ink on verso. Rear cover creased and with small tears and a small hole in the last watercolour mounted on recto of rear cover. In 1872-3 Bérenger-Féraud was Director of Health Services in Senegal, and most of these attractive watercolours must have made by the accompanying artist Poquet on Bérenger-Féraud's Senegal River expedition to inspect the medical facilities at the various French outposts along the River. The subjects of the watercolours include: View of the town of Dagana; View of the town of Richard-Toll; View of Fort Bakel; Moorish Princess, Emirate of Trarza; Moorish Goldsmith, Emirate of Trarza; Mandingo Costume; Bambara Man; Bambara Woman; Fula Woman; Mandingo Woman; Young Darmanko Moor; Wolof woman carrying her child; Ronier Palm; Second dam above Felou Falls; Mountains of Maka Gnian; View of Koundian, Mali; View of Dabou Outpost, Ivory Coast. In 1879, Bérenger-Féraud published "Les peuplades de la Sénégambie. Histoire. Ethnographie. Moeurs et coutumes. Légendes, etc. (Paris: Ernest Leroux)." In that work he announced the preparation of a book on Senegal, which was never published. Most likely the paintings in this present booklet had been prepared by Poquet for the publication of that unpublished book on Senegal.
$3500 USD    Item Number: 1599         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




BLAHA, F.
[Attractive Original Signed Watercolour Showing the Western Gate of the Charles Bridge in Prague Looking West from the Bridge].
1943. Watercolour on paper, ca. 23.5x17,5 cm (9 ¼ x 7 in.) Signed and dated in watercolour in the right lower corner. Recently matted, very good watercolour. An attractive well executed watercolour of this famous historic bridge that crosses the Vltava river in Prague. The statue of St. Adalbert is shown on the left while the Church of St. Nicholas is seen in the background behind the west gate.
$650 USD    Item Number: 1116         Order / Enquire




BOYD, A[lexander] S[tuart](1854-1930)
[Original Ink Drawing prepared for the "Graphic", Titled]: "Chamberlain & Natives in Africa (Witnessing a Zulu War Dance in Natal)."
26 Feb 1903. Ink on paper, ca. 24,5x35 cm (ca. 9 ¾ x 13 ¾ in). Signed in ink in the right lower corner, the remnants of a printed title (cut out of the magazine) tipped to the lower edge. Ink stamp "6 Feb 93" and pencil caption "Chamberlain & Natives in Africa" on verso. A very good drawing. This interesting drawing shows one of the most influential British politicians of late 19th - early 20th centuries - Joseph Chamberlain (1836-1914). The drawing was taken during Chamberlain's official visit to South Africa while he was the State Secretary for the Colonies. Chamberlain was in control of the British military actions during the Second Boer War, and his tour across the Imperial colonies in South Africa (Cape, Natal, Transvaal and Orange River) was meant to politically stabilize the region. This ink sketch shows the stark contrast between the Zulus and Chamberlain's group as they meet in an open African field. "Chamberlain visited South Africa between 26 December 1902 and 25 February 1903, seeking to promote Anglo-Afrikaner conciliation and the colonial contribution to the British Empire, and trying to meet people in the newly unified South Africa, including those who had recently been enemies during the Boer War. In Natal, Chamberlain was given a rapturous welcome. In the Transvaal, he met Boer leaders who were attempting unsuccessfully to alter the peace terms reached at Vereeniging. The reception given to Chamberlain in the Orange River Colony was surprisingly friendly, although he was engaged in a two-hour argument with General Hertzog, who accused the British government of violating three terms of the Treaty of Vereeniging <...> During the tour, Chamberlain and his wife visited 29 towns, and he delivered 64 speeches and received 84 deputations" (Wikipedia). Alexander Boyd was a "British artist and illustrator who worked as a Punch artist for many years. He and his wife, Mary Stuart Boyd, visited New Zealand about 1898 and he illustrated his wife's book Our Stolen Summer: the Record of a Roundabout Tour, 1900 with 170 pen and ink sketches. They returned to New Zealand about 1920 and settled in Takapuna, Auckland. Exhibited with ASA in 1921-29" (Nineteenth Century New Zealand Artists: A Guide & Handbook. Christchurch, 1980. P. 50).
$850 USD    Item Number: 852         Order / Enquire




[BRISTOL]
[Collection of Two Unsigned Watercolour Street Views of Bristol, Titled on Verso:] St. John's Gate, Bristol; St. Augustine's Gate, Bristol.
Ca. 1870. Two watercolours on paper, each ca. 16,5x11 cm (6 ½ x 4 ¼ in). Period ink captions on versos. Very good watercolours, mounted together in a recent mat. Attractive bright watercolour views of the Church of St. John the Baptist built above St. John's Gate, now the last remaining Bristol's gateway, and the Great Gatehouse on the south side of College Green. The Church of St. John the Baptist "was built in the 14th century (and heavily modified in the 19th century) with the tower and steeple over St John's Gate, the last remaining city gateway. The church is very narrow as it is built into and alongside the city walls. Consequently it is also known as St John's on the Wall. Beneath the church is a vaulted crypt, which was dedicated to the Holy Cross. A conduit has supplied water from Brandon Hill since 1374, and the course of the pipe is marked in places by small plaques set into the pavements" (Wikipedia). "The Great Gatehouse, also known as the Abbey Gatehouse, is a historic building on the south side of College Green in Bristol, England. Its earliest parts date back to around 1170. It was the gatehouse for St Augustine's Abbey, which was the precursor of Bristol Cathedral. The gatehouse stands to the cathedral's west, and to its own west it is abutted by the Bristol Central Library building. The library's architectural design incorporated many of the gatehouse's features. The sculptural decorations on the archways of the gatehouse contain early examples of the use of pointed arches in England. The gatehouse has been designated by English Heritage as a grade I listed building" (Wikipedia).
$750 USD    Item Number: 1471         Order / Enquire




[BRITISH COLUMBIA - VANCOUVER ISLAND]
[Attractive Watercolour Titled: "Camp on Victoria Island [sic]" and Signed "M.L.S."].
Ca. 1880. Watercolour ca. 14x35 cm (5 ½ x 14 in). The watercolour, in period matting, is in very good condition with bright colours. This attractive scenic watercolour shows an early coastal loggers(?) camp, most probably on the south eastern part of Vancouver Island looking towards the gulf islands. A tent and camp fire as well as two canoes and a total of five men are shown. Overall an early and interesting colonial British Columbia watercolour.
$750 USD    Item Number: 1626         Order / Enquire




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




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




CAINE, William Sproston (1842-1903)
[Original Ink Drawing of Cascade Mountain, Canadian Rockies, used for the Illustration in W.S. Caine's "A Trip Around the World in 1887-8", London: Routledge, 1888].
[1887-8]. Ink on paper, ca. 11,5x20,5 cm (4 ½ x 8 in). Captioned in ink on the lower margin. Mounted on a larger sheet of Japanese paper and recently matted. Minor mount residue and a few small chips of blank margins, not affecting the image, otherwise a very good bright drawing. Original ink drawing captioned "Cascade Mountain. National Park. Rocky Mountains. Canada" and used as the illustration to p. 80 of Caine's book. W.S. Caine, a British politician and Temperance advocate, travelled around the world with his daughter Hannah in August 1887 - March 1886. He went across the Atlantic Ocean on a steam liner from Liverpool to Quebec, then crossed Canada overland through the Rocky Mountains and British Columbia, went on a steamer from Vancouver to San Francisco and continued his trip to Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Ceylon and India. Caine's numerous sketches and photographs taken during the journey were used as illustrations to his book, some in the original state, and some being reworked "by my old friend, Mr. John Pedder, of Maidenhead, who has evolved the greater portion of the illustrations, with accuracy and artistic skill" (Caine. A Trip around the World, p. X). Four other ink drawings used as illustrations for the book and depicting the scenery of British Columbia are now in the B.C. Archives.
$750 USD    Item Number: 1121         Order / Enquire




CAINE, William Sproston (1842-1903)
[Original Ink Drawing of Castle Mountain, Canadian Rockies, used for the Illustration in W.S. Caine's "A Trip Around the World in 1887-8", London: Routledge, 1888].
[1887-8]. Ink on paper, ca. 11x20,5 cm (4 ¼ x 8 in). Captioned in ink on the lower margin. Mounted on a larger sheet of Japanese paper and recently matted. Minor mount residue on the margins and a few small chips on the upper border and margin, otherwise a very good bright drawing. Original ink drawing captioned "Castle Mountain Range. National Park. Rocky Mountains. Canada" and used as the illustration to p. 72 in Caine's book. W.S. Caine, a British politician and Temperance advocate, travelled around the world with his daughter Hannah in August 1887 - March 1886. He went across the Atlantic Ocean on a steam liner from Liverpool to Quebec, then crossed Canada overland through the Rocky Mountains and British Columbia, went on a steamer from Vancouver to San Francisco and continued his trip to Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Ceylon and India. Caine's numerous sketches and photographs taken during the journey were used as illustrations to his book, some in the original state, and some being reworked "by my old friend, Mr. John Pedder, of Maidenhead, who has evolved the greater portion of the illustrations, with accuracy and artistic skill" (Caine. A Trip around the World, p. X). Four other ink drawings used as illustrations for the book and depicting the scenery of British Columbia are now in the B.C. Archives.
$750 USD    Item Number: 1117         Order / Enquire




CAINE, William Sproston (1842-1903)
[Original Ink Drawing of Nikko, Japan, used for the Illustration in W.S. Caine's "A Trip Around the World in 1887-8", London: Routledge, 1888].
[1887-8]. Ink on paper, ca. 16x26 cm (6 ¼ x 10 ¼ in). Captioned in ink and pencil on the lower margin. Recently matted. One and a half inches surface abrasion on the outer right margin near lower border, otherwise a very good drawing. Original ink drawing captioned "Nikko Japan" and used as the illustration to p. 176 - "Row of Buddhas at Nikko: Nan-Tai-San Mountains in the Distance". "The next morning we went up the valley to get a view of the Nikko range, following a path by the banks of a stream full of trout, bordered by luxuriant and varied vegetation gloriuos in autumn gold and copper. Two miles from Nikko we reach the famous images of Amida Buddha, arranged in a long row of many hundreds by the river-side, contemplating with great serenity of countenance (unless their heads have been knocked off by Shinto blasphemers), the noble range of which Nantai-san is the centre and summit. It is supposed to be impossible to count this long row of images, and while the rest of the party engaged in the attempt to do so, I made sketch of the beautiful landscape..." (p. 177). W.S. Caine, a British politician and Temperance advocate, travelled around the world with his daughter Hannah in August 1887 - March 1886. He went across the Atlantic Ocean on a steam liner from Liverpool to Quebec, then crossed Canada overland through the Rocky Mountains and British Columbia, went on a steamer from Vancouver to San Francisco and continued his trip to Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Ceylon and India. Caine's numerous sketches and photographs taken during the journey were used as illustrations to his book, some in the original state, and some being reworked "by my old friend, Mr. John Pedder, of Maidenhead, who has evolved the greater portion of the illustrations, with accuracy and artistic skill" (Caine. A Trip around the World, p. X). Four other ink drawings used as illustrations for the book and depicting the scenery of British Columbia are now in the B.C. Archives.
$750 USD    Item Number: 1120         Order / Enquire




CAINE, William Sproston (1842-1903)
[Original Watercolour of the Selkirk Mountains, Canadian Rockies, used for the Illustration in W.S. Caine's "A Trip Around the World in 1887-8", London: Routledge, 1888].
[1887-8]. Watercolour and ink with touches of gouache on paper, ca. 12x12,5 cm (4 ¾ x 5 in). Captioned in ink in the lower margin. Recently matted. The edge of the lower margin with some part of the caption lost, otherwise a very good watercolour. Original watercolour captioned "The Hermit Range. Selkirk Mountains" and used as the illustration to p. 92. "The Hermit Range, so named from its fancied resemblance to a Monk St. Bernard followed by his dog, is as fine a group of snow mountains as the world can furnish" (p. 102). W.S. Caine, a British politician and Temperance advocate, travelled around the world with his daughter Hannah in August 1887 - March 1886. He went across the Atlantic Ocean on a steam liner from Liverpool to Quebec, then crossed Canada overland through the Rocky Mountains and British Columbia, went on a steamer from Vancouver to San Francisco and continued his trip to Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Ceylon and India. Caine's numerous sketches and photographs taken during the journey were used as illustrations to his book, some in the original state, and some being reworked "by my old friend, Mr. John Pedder, of Maidenhead, who has evolved the greater portion of the illustrations, with accuracy and artistic skill" (Caine. A Trip around the World, p. x).
$650 USD    Item Number: 1118         Order / Enquire




[CAINE, William Sproston] (1842-1903), Attributed to
[Attractive Unsigned Original Watercolour View of a Lake in the Rocky Mountains].
[1887]. Watercolour and pencil on paper, heightened in white, ca. 17,5x26 cm (7 x 10 ¼ in). Recently matted. A near fine watercolour. Original watercolour apparently made by Caine during his travel through the Rocky Mountains in the autumn of 1887, but not used as an illustration in his book "A Trip Around the World in 1887-8" (London: Routledge, 1888). W.S. Caine, a British politician and Temperance advocate, travelled around the world with his daughter Hannah in August 1887 - March 1886. He went across the Atlantic Ocean on a steam liner from Liverpool to Quebec, then crossed Canada overland through the Rocky Mountains and British Columbia, went on a steamer from Vancouver to San Francisco and continued his trip to Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Ceylon and India. Caine's numerous sketches and photographs taken during the journey were used as illustrations to his book, some in the original state, and some being reworked "by my old friend, Mr. John Pedder, of Maidenhead, who has evolved the greater portion of the illustrations, with accuracy and artistic skill" (Caine. A Trip around the World, p. x).
$975 USD    Item Number: 1095         Order / Enquire




[CAINE, William Sproston] (1842-1903), Attributed to
[Original Pencil Drawing, Titled]: Above St. André.
Ca. 1866. Pencil on blue paper, heightened in white, ca. 25x33,5 cm (9 ¾ x 13 ¼ in). Captioned in pencil on the lower margin and also on verso: "St. André from above looking south. Dec [?] 24/66". Recently matted. A very good watercolour. Beautiful pencil drawing of a rocky landscape, attributed to British politician and Temperance advocate W.S. Caine who travelled around the world with his daughter Hannah in August 1887 - March 1886. He went across the Atlantic Ocean on a steam liner from Liverpool to Quebec, then crossed Canada overland through the Rocky Mountains and British Columbia, went on a steamer from Vancouver to San Francisco and continued his trip to Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Ceylon and India. Caine's numerous sketches and photographs taken during the journey were used as illustrations to his book, some in the original state, and some being reworked "by my old friend, Mr. John Pedder, of Maidenhead, who has evolved the greater portion of the illustrations, with accuracy and artistic skill" (Caine. A Trip around the World in 1887-8. London, 1888, p. x).
$650 USD    Item Number: 1096         Order / Enquire




[CAIRO]
[Unsigned Watercolour View of the Tombs of the Caliphs in Cairo, Titled on Verso:] Tombs of the Caliphs.
Ca. 1870. Watercolour on paper ca. 17x22 cm (6 ¾ x 8 ¾ in). Period ink caption on verso. A very good watercolour, mounted in a recent mat. This attractive bright watercolour by an unknown artist shows one of the Mamluk mausoleums in Cairo, known as "the Tombs of the Caliphs." "The Mamluk sultans and elites were eager patrons of religious and scholarly life, commonly building religious or funerary complexes whose functions could include a mosque, madrasa, khanqah (for Sufis), water distribution centers (sabils), and mausoleum for themselves and their families. Among the best-known examples of Mamluk monuments in Cairo are the huge Mosque-Madrasa of Sultan Hasan, the Mosque of Amir al-Maridani, the Mosque of Sultan al-Mu'ayyad (whose twin minarets were built above the gate of Bab Zuwayla), the Sultan Al-Ghuri complex, the funerary complex of Sultan Qaytbay in the Northern Cemetery, and the trio of monuments in the Bayn al-Qasrayn area comprising the complex of Sultan al-Mansur Qalawun, the Madrasa of al-Nasir Muhammad, and the Madrasa of Sultan Barquq." (Wikipedia).
$850 USD    Item Number: 1472         Order / Enquire




CARTHEW-YORSTOUN, Morden, Lt. Colonel (1832 - after 1905)
[Mawlamyine, Burma: Original Double-Page Watercolour Showing a Panoramic View of Moulmein].
Ca. 1853. Watercolour and pencil on two conjoined leaves, total size ca. 25,5x70 cm (10 x 27 ½ in). Weak pencil caption "M. Carthew. Moulmein" on verso. Recent matting. A very good watercolour. An impressive panoramic view of Mawlamyine or Mawlamyaing (formerly Moulmein), the third-largest city in modern Burma and an important port and trade centre in British Burma and its first capital in 1826-1852. The wide panorama shows the city from the Taungnyo hills on the right to the Thanlwin (Salween) River on the left, with the British ships in the harbor, and rice fields, houses and small pagoda also shown. Most likely the watercolour was made from the famous viewpoint on Kyaikthanlan Pagoda located on the hills overlooking Moulmein. The artist, Lt. Colonel Morden Carthew, was a prominent British colonial officer who served in India and Burma for 12 years and had several important posts in the administration of Moulmein. The view from the pagoda, created by a British soldier could have been the basis for Rudyard Kipling's poem "Mandalay": By the old Moulmein Pagoda, lookin' lazy at the sea, There's a Burma girl a-settin', and I know she thinks o' me; For the wind is in the palm-trees, and the temple-bells they say: "Come you back, you British soldier; come you back to Mandalay!" General Morden Carthew, C.B., started in 1848 as a cadet in the Madras Presidency of the East India Company. In around 1850 with his own regiment, the 26th Madras Native Infantry, he was sent to Moulmein, Burma. "When the second Burmese war broke out in 1852, young Carthew, then a Lieutenant, was in England on sick leave; but he hastened out and rejoined his regiment just after a capture of Martaban, a fortified town belonging to the Burmese on the opposite side of the river on which Moulmein stands. Some tedious months of garrison work in Martaban followed, which Carthew utilized by setting to work to study the Burmese language." Thanks to his skills he obtained a place in the Civil Department of the British province of Moulmein as an officer assisting "in the pacification and civil administration of the newly annexed territory." "During the course of the war in 1852-53 Carthew saw a good deal of what was going on, and was present at several of the small actions that took place, for there were no pitched battles, the Burmese troops being very inferior in armament and courage." Carthew made the first survey of the town of Sittang and after "obtained a regular certificate for surveying." He was awarded with the Burmese war medal. "On getting to Moulmein early in 1853, Morden Carthew, at twenty years of age, was appointed Assistant Magistrate of Moulmein, a large town and seaport of over 40,000 inhabitants of every race"; at twenty one he became a Civil Judge in the Civil Court of the Moulmein town and province. In 1855 he was appointed the Senior Magistrate of Moulmein "with all its police duties, with a convict jail chiefly composed of prisoners transported from India to the number of about 1500 men, charge of all the roads and bridges in the town district, and with a multitude of the other duties that only one accustomed to the life and work of an Indian soldier civilian can understand or even count." In 1858 he took the post of the Deputy Commissioner of the Province of Mergui, "the most southern point of British possessions on the Malay Peninsula, under the Indian Government." Altogether he spent 12 years in India and Burma and returned to England in 1860. He afterwards lived in Dumfriesshire (Scotland) and took an active part in the county affairs. He was known of his wood carving skills and exhibited his work in London and Edinburgh. [Abstracts of the] Carthew Yorstoun family [genealogy] // The Gallovidian: An Illustrated Southern Counties Quarterly Magazine. Spring 1905. # 25. Vol. Viii. P. 1-9 (Open Library on-line).
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CASPARI, Chrétien Edouard (1840-1918)
[Album of Ten Original Watercolour Views of Saigon and Environs].
1877-1878. Watercolour and ink on paper; six larger sketches, ca. 13x21 cm (5x8 in), and four smaller ones, ca. 10,5x14 cm (4 x 5 ½ in). All captioned and dated in ink in the lower margins of the images, with additional pencil captions or notes on the mounts. Period style maroon gilt tooled half morocco with cloth sides. Watercolours mounted laid paper leaves. Album overall in very good condition. Beautiful sketches taken from life by a skilful amateur artist, a French colonial engineer, while serving in Indochina. The collection includes several interesting views of Saigon showing the La Sainte Enfance School, St. Joseph Seminary ('Seminaire annamite'), the house of the director of the French arsenal, a horse-driven carriage or 'Malabar' et al. The watercolours include some nice portraits of the locals, including a sketch of a Chinese merchant followed by a servant carrying his goods, portraits of Vietnamese women with children, people driving oxen carts, villagers et al. There is also a great view of Dong Nai River near Bien Hoa city (32 km east from Saigon) - a peaceful picture of a river with two people paddling in a boat and several village houses amidst lush tropical greenery on shore. The earliest watercolour in the collection, dated 1877, is a view of Bangkok. One sketch shows local plants - mango tree, bamboo and an Erythrina tree covered with bright red flowers. Chrétien Édouard Caspari was a French hydrographer and astronomer. He graduated from École polytechnique in 1860, and in 1862-1902 he worked as a hydrographer and engineer in France, the Caribbean and French Indochina (the Gulf of Siam, Annam and Tonkin). Caspari was the author of an astronomy textbook for the Service Hydrographique de la Marine, and of numerous scientific papers, some relating to Indochina. He was awarded with the Prix Montijon of the French Academy of Sciences (1878), and in 1905 he became President of the Astronomical Society of France.
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[CHINESE JUNK]
[Original Watercolour Showing a Chinese Junk at Sea, with a Native Fisherman Working with a Net in the Foreground, and two European Ships in the Background].
Ca. 1820es. Watercolour and pen on paper, ca. 15x23 cm (6x9 in). Recently matted, very good watercolour. The artist shows a maritime scene with a Chinese junk sailing near the coast, a fisherman working with a net from a small boat in the foreground, and two European ships in the distance. The watercolour was made during one of the voyages of 'Elphinstone', and the artist was very likely the crew member, Lieutenant William Bowater (the sketch book was inscribed in ink with the initials 'W.B.' on the front endpaper). Bowater was later dismissed from the navy. "On the 2nd of November, 1829, a court-martial, presided over by Captain R. Morgan, of the Marine, was convened at Bombay, to inquire into certain charges for "insubordinate and disrespectful conduct" on the part of Lieutenant W. Bowater, of the Hon. Company's ship 'Elphinstone', preferred against him by his commanding officer, Captain F.W. Greer and that the sentence of the Court, which was dismissal from the service, was confirmed by the Commander-in-chief of the Bombay Army, Lieutenant-General Sir Sydney Beckwith, K.C.B" (Low, C.R. History of the Indian Navy. 2 vols. Vol. 1. London, 1877. P. 498-499). The Honourable East India Company's sloop-of war 'Elphinstone', of 18 guns and 387 tons, "was built by Hilhouse & Sons and launched in 1824. She operated out of London as an East Indiaman and participated with the Royal Navy in the New Zealand land wars. She was sold in 1862" (Wikipedia). The 'Elphinstone' sailed to the Mediterranean, around the southern tip of Africa and on to the East Indies and Australia. As Richard Burton noted in 'First footsteps in East Africa', the sloop carried out a naval blockade of the Somalian coast in 1825-1833, after a British brig from Mauritius had been seized, plundered and broken up near Berberah in 1825. "The 'Elphinstone' sloop of war (Capt. Greer commanding) was sent to blockade the coast; when her guns opened fire, the people fled with their wives and children, and the spot where a horseman was killed by a cannon ball is still shown on the plain near the town". <.> Eventually "the Somal bound themselves to abstain from future attacks upon English vessels, and also to refund by annual statements the full amount of plundered property. For the purpose of enforcing the latter stipulation it was resolved that a vessel of war should remain upon the coast until the whole was liquidated. When attempts at evasion occurred, the traffic was stopped by sending all craft outside the guardship, and forbidding intercourse with the shore. The 'Coote', the 'Palinus' and the 'Tigris', in turn with the 'Elphinstone', maintained the blockade through the trading season till 1833" (Burton, R. First Footsteps in East Africa. London, 1856. P. Xxxiv-xxxv).
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[COLISEUM, ROME]
[Attractive Unsigned Watercolour of the Coliseum and the Arch of Constantine in Rome].
Ca. 1860. Watercolour ca. 14x40 cm (5 ½ x 15 ½ in) Recently matted and framed, and with a minor faint crease mark in upper right corner, but overall a very good watercolour. This attractive watercolour shows the Coliseum (left) and the Arch of Constantine (right) and several dozen visitors in the fore and background. "The Colosseum, or the Coliseum, originally the Amphitheatrum Flavium is an elliptical amphitheatre in the centre of the city of Rome, Italy, the largest ever built in the Roman Empire, built of concrete and stone. It is considered one of the greatest works of Roman architecture and Roman engineering...,The Arch of Constantine is a triumphal arch in Rome, situated between the Colosseum and the Palatine Hill. It was erected by the Roman Senate to commemorate Constantine I's victory over Maxentius at the Battle of Milvian Bridge on October 28, 312" (Wikipedia).
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[COLUMBUS]
[Elegant Grisaille Watercolour Showing Columbus Landing in America with the Explorer Encouraging his Party to go Forward, and a Group of Native Americans and a Spanish Ship in the Background].
Early 19th century. Grisaille watercolour, pen and ink on laid paper, ca. 12x8 cm (4 ¾ x 3 ¼ in). Recently matted within hand drawn ink border, a very good watercolour. Fine watercolour showing Christopher Columbus landing in the New World. Apparently the watercolour shows his first landing which took place on October 12, 1492 in San Salvador Island (Guanahani), now in the Bahamas archipelago. The entry in Columbus journal from the 12 October 1492 describes the natives: "Many of the men I have seen have scars on their bodies, and when I made signs to them to find out how this happened, they indicated that people from other nearby islands come to San Salvador to capture them; they defend themselves the best they can. I believe that people from the mainland come here to take them as slaves. They ought to make good and skilled servants, for they repeat very quickly whatever we say to them. I think they can very easily be made Christians, for they seem to have no religion. If it pleases our Lord, I will take six of them to Your Highnesses when I depart, in order that they may learn our language." He remarked that their lack of modern weaponry and even metal-forged swords or pikes was a tactical vulnerability, writing, "I could conquer the whole of them with 50 men, and govern them as I pleased" (Wikipedia).
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COVERLEY-PRICE, A. Victor (British, 1901-1988)
[MEXICO: A Grisaille Watercolour Signed "V. Coverley-Price" Titled:] Bivouac on Ixtaccihuatl (16,200 feet), Mexico.
Watercolour ca. 21,5x35 cm (8 ½ x 14 in), with typewritten title label mounted on verso. The watercolour, in period matting, is in very good condition with bright colours. This attractive and skillfully executed watercolour by a listed artist known for his landscapes and urban scenes shows three mountaineers around a camp fire and two porters preparing to unload two pack horses to make camp, two other horses, most likely ridden by the mountaineers are tethered in the background. "Iztaccíhuatl is a 5,230 m (17,160 ft) dormant volcanic mountain in Mexico located on the border between the State of Mexico and Puebla. It is the nation's third highest, after Pico de Orizaba 5,636 m (18,491 ft) and Popocatépetl 5,426 m (17,802 ft)" (Wikipedia).
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COVERLEY-PRICE, A. Victor (British, 1901-1988)
[PERU: A Grisaille Watercolour Signed "V. Coverley-Price" Titled:] Camp At 12,000 feet on the edge of the Puna in the Andes of Central Peru.
Ca. 1925. Watercolour ca. 21,5x35 cm (8 ½ x 14 in), with typewritten title label mounted on verso. The watercolour, in period matting, is in very good condition with bright colours. This attractive and skillfully executed watercolour by a listed artist known for his landscapes and urban scenes shows three mountaineers in camp with two tents and three horses in the background. "The Puna grasslands.., are found in the central Andes Mountains.., above the tree line at 3200-3500 m elevation, and below the permanent snow line above 4500-5000 m elevation" (Wikipedia).
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COX, Arthur (BRITISH)
[LIVERPOOL: Original Signed & Dated Watercolour with Verso Presentation:] Presented to A.W. Drake in memory of his son Frank S. Drake "the Steble Fountain" and view of Public Offices Dale St., Liverpool, 8th Nov./ 90 Arthur Cox.
1890. Watercolour ca. 44.5x34 cm (17 ½ x 13 ½ in). Watercolour under glass in a period elaborate molded gilt wood frame. A very good watercolour. The original frame with signs of wear but still in very good condition. Watercolour not examined out of the frame. This attractive watercolour by Liverpool artist Arthur Cox shows a smog filled industrial Victorian Liverpool at the end of the 19th Century. "Towards the end of the 19th century, this was the only undeveloped portion of land between St George's Hall and the buildings in William Brown Street. In 1877 Lieutenant-Colonel Richard Fell Steble offered £1000 (£80,000 as of 2014) to the Improvement Committee of Liverpool City Council towards the erection of a fountain on the site. Steble had been Mayor of Liverpool from 1845 to 1847. The fountain was designed by Michel Joseph Napoléon Liénard and was unveiled in 1879. The casting from which the fountain was derived had originally been designed for the Paris Exposition of 1867. At the opening ceremony in 1879 the mayor turned the fountain on with a silver key presented by Steble, but the water pressure was low and the effect was "dismal". The water was pumped by a steam pump in the basement of St George's Hall, and the noise from this tended to disrupt the proceedings in the courts above. The steam pump was later replaced by an electric pump. The fountain was restored in 1992 when the Tall Ships' Race came to Liverpool" (Wikipedia).
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D'OYLY, Sir Hastings Hadley (1864-1948)
[ANDAMAN ISLANDS, INDIAN OCEAN: Two Original Watercolours of the Andaman Islands, Titled on Verso]: 1) Ross Islands from the Aberdeen District Officers' House, Port Blair; and 2) Government Rest House, Mount Harriet - Port Blair.
Ca. 1890s. Two watercolours on paper, each ca. 14x22,5 cm (5 ½ x 8 ¾ in). Period manuscript captions in pencil on verso. Later matting. A very good pair. Interesting original watercolour views of Port Blair, the capital of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands (India) and the centre of the infamous penal colony during the British rule. Apart from an unsuccessful attempt to establish a colony on the islands in 1789, Britain hadn't risen territorial claims to the Andamans until the 1850s. In 1858 a British penal colony was set up for dissenters and independence fighters from the Indian subcontinent. Since 1972 the Andaman and Nicobar islands were administered by a chief commissioner at Port Blair. The infamous Cellular Jail was constructed in Point Blair in 1896-1906. Drawn in the midst of the colonial period, the watercolours present interesting views of the Andaman Islands, including "Government Rest House" - summer headquarters of the British administration located on a beautiful Mount Harriet, the third highest peak of the islands. Another watercolour is taken from the Aberdeen District Officers' House and has a great view of the Ross Island where the British administrative headquarters were settled. The artist, Sir Hastings Hadley D'Oyly, 11th Baronet of Shottisham (succeeded in 1921) lived and served in the British India. He gained the rank of Captain in the service of the Bihar Light Horse and later served as a deputy commissioner of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
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DANFORD, Charles George (fl. 1870s-1890s)
[Collection of Twenty-Seven Original Watercolour Views of Dalmatia and Transylvania, Modern Croatia and Romania].
Ca. 1870-es. Watercolour and pencil on paper: one ca. 17,5x23 cm (6 ¾ x 9 ¼ in), seven ca. 19,5x14 cm (7 ¾ x 5 ½ in), four ca. 12x16 cm (4 ¾ x 6 ½ in) or slightly smaller, and four smaller ones, ca. 8,5x13,5 cm (3 ¼ x 5 ¼ in). Each signed by the artist in one of the lower corners; the majority with pencil captions underneath. Mounted on both sides of three large album leaves. Mounts slightly soiled, but the watercolours are bright and in very good condition. Nice collection of watercolour views of Dalmatia and Transylvania, by Scottish artist, sportsman and ornithologist Charles George Danford. The drawings taken from life reflect Danford's extensive travels across the Balkans and Southern Europe in the 1870-1880-es. Dalmatia is represented with large watercolours showing the environs of Dubrovnik (Ragusa): one of the city's narrow streets and the cathedral and then 'Castello nuovo' in Katar (Cattaro), a street in Cetinje (Cettigne), Katar's panorama with a serpentine road leading to Cetinje et al. A group of smaller images show Zadar (Zara), Neretva (Narenta) Gorge, small 'Hotel Europa' on the 'Montenegrin frontier', a distant view of Ogulin town with surrounding mountains et al. A series of watercolours is dedicated to the Pâclisa village in Transylvania (now a neighbourhood of Alba Iulia, Romania). Overall a beautiful collection of attractive views of the Dinaric Alps, the Adriatic Sea, and Dalmatian villages and towns with bright red-roofed houses. "Charles G. Danford (fl. 1870s-1890s), born in Scotland, was an accomplished artist, sportsman and ornithologist. He was elected as a Fellow of the Zoological Society of London in 1874. In the 1870s Danford travelled extensively in the Near East. Some of these watercolours may have been painted on his travels with Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria (1858-1889), whose book, Jagden und Beobachtungen (Vienna, 1887) Danford translated into English as Notes on Sport and Ornithology (London, 1889)" (Sotheby's).
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DEMBINSKI, Eduard von
[Original Signed Ink Drawing Heightened with Watercolour of the Stephansdom in Vienna].
Ca. 1925. Ink and watercolour drawing on board, ca. 28,5x17 cm (11x7 in). Recently matted, very good drawing. This attractive skillfully executed ink drawing is of the Stephansdom as seen from the Churhausgasse. "St. Stephen's Cathedral (German: Stephansdom) is the mother church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Vienna and the seat of the Archbishop of Vienna, Christoph Cardinal Schönborn, OP. The current Romanesque and Gothic form of the cathedral, seen today in the Stephansplatz, was largely initiated by Duke Rudolf IV (1339-1365) and stands on the ruins of two earlier churches, the first a parish church consecrated in 1147. The most important religious building in Austria's capital, St. Stephen's Cathedral has borne witness to many important events in that nation's history and has, with its multi-coloured tile roof, become one of the city's most recognizable symbols" (Wikipedia).
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DICKINSON, F.C.
[GOLD COAST RAILWAY: Original Untitled Watercolour prepared for the "Graphic", Titled]: "Combating the Difficulties of a new Route to Kumassi."
1 July 1899. Grisaille watercolour on cardboard, heightened in white, ca. 16x22 cm (ca. 6 ¼ x 8 ½ in), within hand drawn ink frame. Signed "F.C.D." in watercolour in the left lower corner. Ink stamp "1 Jul 99" on verso. Mounted in a recent mat, overall a very good watercolour. This captivating watercolour was published in "The Graphic" (# 1544, 1 July 1899, p. 8), as one of the four illustrations to "Railway enterprise in West Africa: With a surveying expedition to Kumassi". The scene shows a European explorer on his way through the deep jungle of the "Dark" Africa, knee-deep in black mud and armed with a sword and a revolver. His white military uniform and pith helmet are shown in strong contrast with almost naked native porters, who are carrying heavy expedition supplies, including a surveyor's distance wheel. The explorer shown was British railway engineer Frederic Shelford (1871-1943), who undertook the very difficult task of surveying the previously impenetrable jungle of the Gold Coast (Southern Ghana) for the prospective railroad from the gold mines of Tarkwa to Kumasi. "The Graphic" described his expedition in these words: "We reproduce this week some sketches by Mr. Frederick Shelford, who has made many trips to some most outlandish parts of the African and American continents for the Colonial Office, seeking for desirable routes for the construction of light railways to open up and render accessible some of our beautiful and fertile, but very remote tropical possessions. <.> The sketches refer to Mr. Shelford's latest exploration - namely, through the great West African forest belt to Kumassi, not by one of the well-known routes from the coast to the capital of Ashanti, but in a bee line from the Turkwa Gold Mines through unknown country, a journey involving a five weeks' tramp of 360 miles. There being no road, and no native being found capable of guiding the expedition, Mr. Shelford had to pick his way through the forest by compass and such information as the few natives encountered were able to afford, and was compelled to follow bush hunters' tracks densely overgrown and frequently knee deep in water and black, oozy mud. Kumassi, so long a thorn in the side of Great Britain, was found now to be a smart up-to-date military station, with the only draw-back that a three-shilling bag of rice costs twenty-five shillings more to get there. There is a large fort, from which centre of the whole country for many scores of miles in every direction is administered by the British Resident, a post now ably filled by Captain Donald Stewart, C.M.G. <.> Mr. Shelford was accompanied during this trip by Dr. J.C. Matthews and sixty carriers" (# 1544, 1 July 1899, p. 7).
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DIX, Arthur Joseph (1861-1917)
[Album of 103 Original Watercolour Designs for Stained Glass Windows].
Ca. 1900. Oblong Quarto (ca. 20x28 cm). 16 card stock leaves. One hundred and three watercolour sketches on paper from ca. 2x2 cm (1x1 in) to ca. 5,5x12,5 cm (2x5 in), mounted on the album leaves. All watercolours numbered in pencil, with the ink captions on the opposite leaves. Artist's carte-de-visite mounted on the first pastedown. Period brown cloth album with gilt tooled initials "A.J.D." on the front cover. Binding rubbed on extremities, with the spine recased. Overall a very good album with beautiful bright watercolours. Valuable collection of 103 original watercolour designs for stained glass windows produced by the firm of Arthur J. Dix (101 Gower St., London). The designs, drawn and compiled by Dix himself, include fine examples of coat of arms, royal shields, seals and insignia, with the time frame from the Medieval English kings, to British 20th century institutions and societies. Among the designs are royal shields of kings Ethelbert, Oswald of Northumberland, Harold I, Alfred the Great, Richard II, Henry VIII; seals of Edward the Confessor, King John, the Duke of Burgundy, the City of London, the town of Hartlepool etc. There are also coats of arms of the cities of York, Leeds, Liverpool, Chester, Plymouth, Borough of Kensington, county of Lancashire et al.; Oxford and Cambridge Universities; emblems of the Company of Musicians, Society of Antiquaries, Institute of British Architects et al. "Stained glass artist. Arthur J. Dix was based in Gower Street, London, and active from the 1890s. He, or his studio, also made work by other designers as late as 1940" (Stained Glass of Wales online). His advertising published in the "Debrett's House of Commons and the Judicial Bench" for 1916 stated: "Designs prepared and submitted with estimates for memorial and heraldic stained glass windows, church decorations, mosaics and brasses. Arthur J. Dix, worker in stained glass, 101, Gower St., London" (p. Xix). Dix carved stained glass windows for a number of buildings in Buckinghampshire, including town hall in his native Wycombe, churches of All Saints (Marlow), St. Peter and Paul (Medmenham), St. Mary (Slough), and St. John the Baptist (The Lee). His stained glass windows also decorate the church of St. John the Baptist (Ightfield, Shropshire), St. Dunstan's church (Cranford, London) and others. See more: Little, J. Stained Glass Marks and Monograms. London: National Association of Decorative and Fine Art Societies, 2002, p. 42.
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DRUMMOND, Augusta (1842-1908)
[ORESUND STRAIT: Original Initialed and Dated Watercolour View Titled]: Swedish coast from Klampenborg.
27 June 1880. Watercolour on paper ca. 15x22 cm (5 ¾ x 8 ¾ in), mounted on a larger album leave, ca. 25,5x33 cm (10x13 in). Signed "A.D." in the right lower corner, captioned and dated on the lower margin of the mount. Mount slightly age toned and with mild foxing, otherwise a very good watercolour. This attractive watercolour view of the Swedish coast was taken from Klampenborg, a suburb of Copenhagen, with several sailing boats in the waters of the Øresund Strait. Dated June 27, 1880, the watercolour originates from an album titled "Sketches from Nature. Augusta Drummond, 1878-82". The artist was Irish watercolourist Augusta Drummond, an acquaintance of renowned poet and artist Edward Lear (18121-1888). She was born in Kilberry, Kildare, Ireland to Robert Verschoyle and Catherine Curtis. On 5th July 1878 she married Captain Alfred Manners Drummond, nephew of 6th Duke of Rutland, Captain of the Rifle Brigade, discriminating art collector, acquaintance and client of Edward Lear. The couple had a honeymoon trip to India in 1878, and subsequently travelled to continental Europe and Australia; the travel impressions were realized by Augusta in a series of skillful watercolours. One of them depicting Tasmania and titled "Browns River near Hobart Town" is now in the collection of the National Library of Australia.
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DRUMMOND, Augusta (1842-1908)
[Original Watercolour View of the Glendalough Monastery in Ireland].
[1871]. Watercolour on paper ca. 25,5x34,5 cm (9 ½ x 13 ½ in). Artist's signature "A.D.", slightly indistinct date and caption "Glendalough" in the lower corners. Traces of old mount on verso, minor foxing on the right margin, right lower corner slightly rubbed with the date faded, otherwise a very good watercolour. Attractive watercolour view of the 6th century monastic settlement in Glendalough, 50 km south of Dublin. The artist depicts Glendalough's famous stone arches, now covered with the overgrown grass and trees, and a ruin of the renowned Round Tower, here shown in its original state - before the reconstruction of 1876, when a conical roof was rebuilt with the original stones. The scene taken on a bright summer day features local peasants having a conversation near the arch. Full of light and air, it gives a wonderful impression of this medieval Irish Christian site. The artist was Irish watercolourist Augusta Drummond, an acquaintance of renowned poet and artist Edward Lear (18121-1888). She was born in Kilberry, Kildare, Ireland to Robert Verschoyle and Catherine Curtis. On 5th July 1878 she married Captain Alfred Manners Drummond, nephew of 6th Duke of Rutland, Captain of the Rifle Brigade, discriminating art collector, acquaintance and client of Edward Lear. The couple had a honeymoon trip to India in 1878, and subsequently travelled to continental Europe and Australia; the travel impressions were realized by Augusta in a series of skillful watercolours. One of them depicting Tasmania and titled "Browns River near Hobart Town" is now in the collection of the National Library of Australia.
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DRUMMOND, Augusta (1842-1908)
[SWISS ALPS: Two Original Watercolour Views of the Jungfrau and Monte Rosa Mountains in the Swiss Alps].
June 1882 - May 1884. Two watercolours on paper: ca. 17x25,5 cm (6 ¾ 10 in) and ca. 12x17 (4 ¾ x 6 ¾ in), mounted on larger album leaves, ca. 25,5x33 cm (10x13 in). Signed "A.D." in the lower corners, captioned and dated on the lower margins of the mounts. Minor mild foxing of the mounts, otherwise very good watercolours. Two attractive watercolours of the Swiss Alps include a large blue-tone sketch of the ruined Unspunnen Castle in the Bernese Alps, with the summit of Jungfrau in the background. Dated June 12 1882, the watercolour was created just eight years after the first winter ascent of Jungfrau by American mountaineers Meta Brevoort and her nephew W.A.B. Coolidge. Another watercolour depicts a serene sunset over Monte Rosa, the highest peak in Switzerland, taken from Varese, Italy in May 1884. The artist was Irish watercolourist Augusta Drummond, an acquaintance of renowned poet and artist Edward Lear (1812-1888). She was born in Kilberry, Kildare, Ireland to Robert Verschoyle and Catherine Curtis. On 5th July 1878 she married Captain Alfred Manners Drummond, nephew of 6th Duke of Rutland, Captain of the Rifle Brigade, discriminating art collector, acquaintance and client of Edward Lear. The couple had a honeymoon trip to India in 1878, and subsequently travelled to continental Europe and Australia; the travel impressions were realized by Augusta in a series of skillful watercolours. One of them depicting Tasmania and titled "Browns River near Hobart Town" is now in the collection of the National Library of Australia.
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DRUMMOND, Augusta (1842-1908)
[Two Original Watercolour Views of Biarritz].
February 1881. Two watercolours on paper: ca. 17,5x28 cm (7x11 in) and ca. 12x17,5 (4 ¾ x 7 in), mounted on larger album leaves, ca. 25,5x33 cm (10x13 in). Signed "A.D." in the lower corners, captioned and dated on the lower margins of the mounts. Minor mild foxing and chipping of the mounts, otherwise very good watercolours. Two attractive watercolours of Biarritz dated February 1881 depict a vivid sunset over the mountainous skyline and calm turquoise waters, and an old lighthouse on Cape Hainsart towering over the crashing surf. The watercolours originate from an album titled "Sketches from Nature. Augusta Drummond, 1878-82". The artist was Irish watercolourist Augusta Drummond, an acquaintance of renowned poet and artist Edward Lear (1812-1888). She was born in Kilberry, Kildare, Ireland to Robert Verschoyle and Catherine Curtis. On 5th July 1878 she married Captain Alfred Manners Drummond, nephew of 6th Duke of Rutland, Captain of the Rifle Brigade, discriminating art collector, acquaintance and client of Edward Lear. The couple had a honeymoon trip to India in 1878, and subsequently travelled to continental Europe and Australia; the travel impressions were realized by Augusta in a series of skillful watercolours. One of them depicting Tasmania and titled "Browns River near Hobart Town" is now in the collection of the National Library of Australia.
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DYNES, Joseph (Canadian, 1825-1897)
[Sepia Watercolour and Ink Painting]: Mount of the Holy Cross, Colorado - Drawn from Nature by J. Dynes. Quebec V.C. [Canada].
1879. Watercolour ca. 25x40 cm (10x16 in). Mounted on period board with manuscript title on recto and verso. One small spot mildly rubbed, otherwise a very good watercolour. This attractive painting by a listed Canadian artist shows the Mount of the Holy Cross, which "is the northernmost 14,000-foot mountain in the Sawatch Range, part of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado.., It was named for the distinctive cross-shaped snowfield on the northeast face. Under USDA Forest Service administration, the mountain was proclaimed "Holy Cross National Monument" by Herbert Hoover on May 11, 1929. The monument was transferred to the National Park Service in 1933.., This mountain has been the subject of painters, photographers and even a poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, (The Cross of Snow). The first publicly available photograph was published in National Geographic magazine. Thomas Moran depicted the mountain in an oil painting, which now is part of the collection of the Museum of the American West, part of the Autry National Center in Los Angeles, California.., The first recorded ascent of Holy Cross was in 1873, by F. V. Hayden and photographer W. H. Jackson during one of Hayden's geographical surveys" (Wikipedia). "The Canadian painters Samuel C. Hawksett (act. 1856-1903) and Joseph Dynes (1825-1897).., opened their studio in Montreal in the early 1860s, advertising "Photographs taken in all sizes and painted in Oil or Water Colours." One product of their apparently brief collaboration is a painted photograph - Portrait of Alphonse Poitras - now in the collection of the Château de Ramezay in Montreal" (National Gallery of Canada, Library and Archives, Bulletin # 20, 1972).
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[ENGLISH LAKE DISTRICT AND SCOTLAND]
[Album of Twenty-Two Watercolours of the English Lake District and Western Scotland].
Ca. 1870-es. Oblong Folio (ca. 31x43 cm). 23 leaves. With 22 mounted watercolours, the majority ca. 17x25 cm (6 ½ x 10 in), others slightly larger or smaller. All watercolours with period ink captions in the lower corners of the album leaves. Period dark green gilt tooled half morocco with green pebble-grain cloth boards and moire endpapers. A very good album. Album of excellent watercolour drawings made on the spot by an anonymous 19th century artist showing the natural beauty of the English Lake District and western Scotland. The majority of the watercolours show different views of the famous English lakes - Coniston Water, Rhydal Water, Grasmere, Easedale Tarn, Grisedale Tarn, Thirlmere, Derwent Water, Patterdale, Ullswater - with occasional islands, churches, cottages or rural fences on shore, boats in water et al. There are also impressive pictures of the surrounding hills and mountains: a view of Langdale Pikes taken from Lowood hotel, Mt. Helvellyn, St. Sunday's Craig, colourful picture of Dungeon Ghyll Force waterfall, interesting view of the Bowder Stone depicted without a staircase (it was added not earlier than 1890) et al. The 'Scottish' views include a stunning view of the renowned bay of the Oban town with Kerrera and Mull Islands, several mountainous panoramas showing Ben Cruachan, 'The Shepherds, Glen Etive' (or 'The Herdsmen of Etive'), pictures of the mountain pass of "Murford"(?) and of the magnificent Falls of Foyers. "The Lake District is a mountainous region in North West England, a National Park of the United Kingdom (since 1951). All the land in England higher than three thousand feet above sea level lays within the National Park, including Scafell Pike, the highest mountain in England. It also contains the deepest and longest lakes in England, Wastwater and Windermere, respectively. A popular holiday destination, it is famous not only for its lakes, forests, and mountains (or fells), but also for its associations with the early nineteenth-century poetry and writings of William Wordsworth and the other Lake Poets" (Wikipedia).
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[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.
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ESTCOURT, James Bucknall (1802-1855)
[Fine Collection of Thirteen Attractive Ink and Watercolour Sketches of Gibraltar. Some Views Dated 1824 & 1825].
Gibraltar, 1824-5. Recently matted, the watercolours are in near fine condition. This fine collection of attractive watercolours and ink sketches includes: Top of the Rock. 19x26 cm (7 ½ x 10 ½ in); The Bay as seen from the Rock. 19x26 cm (7 ½ x 10 ½ in); O'Hara's Tower 1. 13x9,5 cm (5x4 in); O'Hara's Tower 2. 9,5x13 cm (4 x 5 ½ in); Castellar with Gibraltar in the Distance. 19,5x27,5 cm (7 ½ x 11 in); Ferry Across the River Guadacorte and Algeciras in the Distance. 16x23,5 cm (6 ½ x 9 ½ in); Gibraltar with the Moorish Castle. 21x32,5 cm (8 ½ x 13 in); British Soldiers in Gibraltar. 16,5x23,5 cm (6 ½ x 9 ½ in); Interior of St. Geoge's Hall Gibraltar (Artist in the Foreground). 18x26 cm (7 x 10 ½ in); South Part of Gibraltar from Ragged Staff. 19,5x26,5 cm (8 x 10 ½ in); Interior of the Officer's Guard Room at Ragged Staff, Gibraltar. 21,5x26,5 cm (8 ½ x 10 ½ in); Tangier Bay in the Distance. 15x26 cm (6 x 10 ½ in); View from O'Hara Tower. 21x20,5 cm (8 ½ x 8 in). Estcourt "purchased a commission as ensign in the 44th foot on 13 July 1820, exchanging on 7 June 1821 into the 43rd foot (Monmouthshire light infantry) before purchasing promotion to lieutenant (9 December 1824) and captain (5 November 1825). Estcourt served with the regiment, which formed part of Lieutenant-General Sir William Clinton's division sent to garrison towns in Portugal (1826-7) during disruption over the succession to the throne. He appears then to have returned with the 43rd to Gibraltar, before sailing for Plymouth and, in 1832, Ireland. From January 1835 until June 1837, he was second in command to Colonel F. R. Chesney during his expedition to the Euphrates valley, which sought to prove that the river was navigable from within overland reach of the Mediterranean to its mouth on the Persian Gulf, thus shortening the journey to India. Despite a torrid period, during which one steamer was wrecked and twenty lives lost at Basrah on 31 August 1836, Estcourt produced a detailed report for Chesney, anticipating 'no difficulties' in passage during the 'season of high water', provided that accurate knowledge of the deep channel and a vessel of suitable length were acquired. He was less sure about the 'low season', owing to lack of information, though he was confident that local Arabs would not be hostile, once they became used to the steamers" (Oxford DNB). This collection was obviously made from Estcourt first posting in Gibraltar.
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ESTCOURT, James Bucknall (1802-1855)
[Three Works: a Watercolour, an Ink and a Pencil Sketch of Tangier].
Ca. 1825. Each on separate album leaves, one double-page. Image sizes 55x21 cm (21 ½ x 8 ¼ in); 25,5x20 cm (10x8 in); 28x19,5 cm (11 x 7 ¾ in). All captioned in ink with the same hand on verso. This group is in very good condition. The group includes a watercolour panoramic view of Tangier Bay captioned "# 15 & 16. Two views of the point of Malabat. Tanjir Bay. The Light House and Isla at Tarifa. The bank of sand which unites the Isla to the main land" (with the second description regarding view # 16 not present here). The view represents Cape Malabata (6 miles east of Tangier) facing the Strait of Gibraltar; the mentioned lighthouse still exists. The Isla de Tarifa (modern La Isla de las Palomas) is the island opposite the town of Tarifa at the southern end of the Punta de Tarifa, the southern most point of the Iberian Peninsula. The second view of Tangier Bay is in pencil and captioned "The Castle and port of the Fortifications of Tanjirs taken from the harbour." There is also a smaller monochrome brownish watercolour and ink sketch captioned "A View from the top of the British Vice Consul's House in Tetuan" and dated "Jan. [?]th 1825." Tetouan is a city in northern Morocco, one of the two major ports of Morocco on the Mediterranean Sea. It lies a few miles south of the Strait of Gibraltar, and about 40 mi (60 km) east of Tangier. Historical Text Archive on-line notes that in 1825 the post of British vice-consul in Tetuan was held by a Moroccan Jew Salvador D. Hassan, who also acted as Consul of Portugal and Italy. Estcourt "purchased a commission as ensign in the 44th foot on 13 July 1820, exchanging on 7 June 1821 into the 43rd foot (Monmouthshire light infantry) before purchasing promotion to lieutenant (9 December 1824) and captain (5 November 1825). Estcourt served with the regiment, which formed part of Lieutenant-General Sir William Clinton's division sent to garrison towns in Portugal (1826-7) during disruption over the succession to the throne. He appears then to have returned with the 43rd to Gibraltar, before sailing for Plymouth and, in 1832, Ireland. From January 1835 until June 1837, he was second in command to Colonel F. R. Chesney during his expedition to the Euphrates valley, which sought to prove that the river was navigable from within overland reach of the Mediterranean to its mouth on the Persian Gulf, thus shortening the journey to India. Despite a torrid period, during which one steamer was wrecked and twenty lives lost at Basrah on 31 August 1836, Estcourt produced a detailed report for Chesney, anticipating 'no difficulties' in passage during the 'season of high water', provided that accurate knowledge of the deep channel and a vessel of suitable length were acquired. He was less sure about the 'low season', owing to lack of information, though he was confident that local Arabs would not be hostile, once they became used to the steamers" (Oxford DNB). This collection was obviously made from Estcourt first posting in Gibraltar.
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EWAN, Frances
Original Watercolour prepared for the "Graphic", Titled]: "Preparing for Emergencies in Johannesburg: A Promising Young Uitlander."
19 Sept. 1899. Grisaille watercolour on paper, heightened in white, ca. 15,5x21,5 cm (ca. 6 x 8 ½ in). Signed and dated in watercolour on the right, printed title (cut out of the magazine) tipped to the lower edge. From a photograph by Horace W. Nicholls, Johannesburg. Ink stamp "19 Sept 99" on verso. A very good watercolour. This illustration made less than a month before the beginning of the Second Boer War (11 October 1899 - 31 May 1902) shows a young British boy practicing his marksmanship with an air rifle in the wilderness of South Africa. The intensity of the pre-war atmosphere is shown clearly - that everyone, even young boys, were preparing for the oncoming battle. "Trained at Herkomer Art School, Bushey, Ewan worked on the staff of an illustrated weekly newspaper before moving to London in 1896. She illustrated a number of books on a wide range of subjects. By 1911 she had moved to St Ives, working from first 6 Porthmeor Studios, then from Number 2. Her early exhibits were aquatints and etchings, and later during the 1930s watercolours and oils. She produced some portraits and coastal and harbour scenes as well as flower studies in the 1950s. She was also a member of the Arts Club" (Cornwall Artist Index on-line).
$475 USD    Item Number: 856         Order / Enquire




FILCHNER, Wilhelm (1877-1957)
[A Collection of Seven Original Ink Drawings (three initialed "C.A.") Used as Illustrations in Wilhelm Filchner's Book "Das Kloster Kumbum in Tibet. Ein Beitrag zu Seiner Geschichte (The Monastery Kumbum in Tibet. A Contribution to its History)" Berlin: Mittler & Sohn 1906].
Ca. 1905. Seven ink drawings on thick paper ca. 27x23 cm (11x9 in) and slightly smaller. The original ink drawings are recently matted together with the corresponding printed text illustration leaves from the book. Housed in a custom made black cloth portfolio with a printed paper title page label and silk ties. One drawing with an expertly repaired corner chip, but overall the ink drawings are in very good condition. This historically important collection of ink drawings show 1. A Tibetan Rosary (p.47); 2. Lama d Ge ss Long with yellow hat and cloak etc. (p.48); 3. A travelling lama (p.63); 4. Illustration of an Indian legend (p.85); 5. A prayer drum partially made with human skull parts (p. 103); 6. A water-powered prayer wheel (p.104); 7. Tibetan cairn with prayer flags on mountain top (p.128). The illustrations are supplemented with the matted title page and map of the monastery from the book. The preface states that the ink drawings were created by an artist under Filchner's direction based on photographs made by Filchner. The purpose of Filchner's 1903-5 "expedition to Tibet [was] to carry out geomagnetic and topographical surveys on the high plateau. In addition to its scientific work the expedition carried out a significant intelligence-gathering role and was contemporaneous with similar missions by Francis Younghusband and others" (Howgego, 1850-1940 Polar Regions etc., F6). "Kumbum Monastery is a Buddhist monastery in present day Qinghai, China. Kumbum was founded in 1583 in a narrow valley close to the village of Lusar in the Tibetan cultural region of Amdo. Its superior monastery is Drepung Monastery, immediately to the west of Lhasa. It was ranked in importance as second only to Lhasa" (Wikipedia).
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FILCHNER, Wilhelm (1877-1957)
[LANZHOU, CHINA: Original Unsigned Ink Drawing Titled in Pencil on Verso:] ... bei Lantschou...
Ca. 1905. Ink drawing on thick paper ca. 23x35,5 cm (9x14 in.). Recently matted, with some repair of marginal chipping and one repaired tear in margin, but overall in good condition. This well executed ink drawing shows a temple complex near Lanzhou. Lanzhou "is the capital and largest city of Gansu Province in Northwest China." (Wikipedia). This ink drawing was created by an artist under Filchner's direction after a photograph made by Filchner enroute to Tibet on his 1903-5 "expedition to Tibet to carry out geomagnetic and topographical surveys on the high plateau. In addition to its scientific work the expedition carried out a significant intelligence-gathering role and was contemporaneous with similar missions by Francis Younghusband and others" (Howgego, 1850-1940 Polar Regions etc., F6).
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FILCHNER, Wilhelm (1877-1957)
[XINING, CHINA: Original Signed (Illegibly) Ink Drawing Titled in Pencil:] Haupttor von Si-Ning-Fu [Main Gate of Xining].
Ca. 1905. Ink drawing on thick paper ca. 16x26 cm (6 ½ x 10 ½ in). Recently matted, with a minor tear of blank margin, but overall in very good condition. This well executed ink drawing shows the main gate at Xining, China. "Xining has a history of over 2,100 years and was a chief commercial hub on the Hexi Corridor caravan route to Tibet, handling especially timber, wool and salt in ancient times. The trade along the Hexi Corridor was part of a larger trade corridor along the Northern Silk Road, whose use was intensified in the 1st century BC after efforts by the Han dynasty to control this route" (Wikipedia). This ink drawing was created by an artist under Filchner's direction after a photograph made by Filchner enroute to Tibet on his 1903-5 "expedition to Tibet to carry out geomagnetic and topographical surveys on the high plateau. In addition to its scientific work the expedition carried out a significant intelligence-gathering role and was contemporaneous with similar missions by Francis Younghusband and others" (Howgego, 1850-1940 Polar Regions etc., F6).
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GALLO
[Original Signed & Dated Watercolour of Porta Capuana in Naples, Italy].
1897. Watercolour on board, ca. 37,5x16,5 cm (14 ½ x 6 ½ in). Dated in pencil on the lower right. Watercolour under glass in a recent molded silver gilt wood frame. A very good watercolour. Watercolour not examined out of the frame. This attractive skillfully executed watercolour shows the Porta Capuana before the top level was removed at the end of the 19th Century. "Porta Capuana is an ancient city gate in Naples.., The gate also gives name to the zone, which is one of the ten boroughs of Naples. This zone being part of the Fourth Municipality. In spite of the name, the portal is not the ancient gateway to the decumanus maximus, the main east-west road that once led out of Roman Naples to Capua. When the city was extended eastwards in the 15th century as part of the construction of the new Aragonese city walls, the original gate, which had been closer to the castle of the same name, Castel Capuano, was rebuilt and relocated in 1484. Then when the walls were razed, the gate remained free-standing, giving it somewhat the air of a triumphal arch. The very beautiful carving on the 1484 facings consists of classically inspired trophies, flying Victories and other triumphal imagery. Just inside the gate, is the domed church of Santa Caterina a Formiello" (Wikipedia).
$850 USD    Item Number: 1106         Order / Enquire




[GDANSK (DANZIG), POLAND]
[Original Signed and Dated Pencil Drawing of the Long Lane in Danzig, Titled]: Die Langgasse von Danzig.
7 August 1866. Pencil on paper, ca. 20,5x29,5 cm (8 x 11 ½ in). Artist's signature (illegible) and date in the right lower corner, manuscript caption on the lower margin. Recently matted. A very good drawing. Attractive pencil drawing of the famous Long Lane (Langgasse) in Danzig (modern Gdansk), with the Town Hall and Neptune's fountain in the centre, Arthus Court (Artushof), Golden House, and the continuation of the street in the direction of the Long Market.
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[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




[GIBRALTAR?]
[Large Unsigned and Untitled Watercolour of Most Likely the East Side of the Rock, Gibraltar?].
Ca. 1850. Watercolour ca. 35x49,5 cm (14 x 19 ½ in) Recently matted watercolour with an old repaired tear and a couple of old small minor stains, otherwise a very good watercolour. This attractive large watercolour most likely shows the rugged rocky mountainous coastline of the East Side of the Rock, Gibraltar. Three boys are playing in the foreground and a merchant is shown behind them riding a donkey with another donkey in tow and various buildings and a fortress are shown in the background.
$850 USD    Item Number: 682         Order / Enquire




GIGANTE, Achille (1823-1846)
[Large Signed Pencil Drawing of the Castle in Scaletta Zanclea, Sicily, Captioned in Pencil]: Castello di Scaletta.
Ca. 1843. Pencil on paper, heightened in white, ca. 27,5x43 cm (11x17 in). Signed in the right lower corner, captioned and noted on lower margin and on the mount. Mounted in a period mat within double pencil borders. A very good drawing. A skillful pencil drawing by a listed artist Achille Gigante shows Castello di Scaletta Zanclea in Sicily; the castle stands on a hill in the distance, and ruins of a fortress "believed to be built by the Saracens" are seen in the foreground. "The castle Ruffo Ruffo di Scaletta Zanclea, an imposing three-story building, was originally founded by the Swabians as a military fort in 1220. During the next centuries the castle belonged to several lords (Swabians, Aragonese and Spanish) and in 1672 it was passed to the Ruffo family which used the castle as a hunting lodge, keeping its structure intact. The castle was constructed on a hill leaning towards the sea, with high inaccessible slopes, except for the east side overlooking the Strait of Messina" (esplorasicilia online). Achille Gigante was an Italian lithographer and designer of acquaforte. He came from a family of artists: his father Gaetano Gigante (Naples, 1770-1840) was an Italian painter and engraver, active mainly in Naples; brother - Giacinto Gigante, one of the main painters of the School of Posillipo; another brother, Ercole Gigante (1815-1860) - a landscape painter (Wikipedia). Achille Gigante was known for his etchings published in several illustrated editions about Italy or Naples, e.g. "Vues d'Italie: recueil artificiel de 24 gravures et 1 crayon" (N.p., 1842-1852); "Viaggio da napoli a Castellammare, con 42 vedute incise all' acqua forte" (Naples, 1845), "Napoli e i luoghi celebri delle sue vicinanze" (Naples, 1845). Two similar drawings sold for 3,290 GBP at Christies in 2003.
$1500 USD    Item Number: 1126         Order / Enquire




GILLEN, Denver Laredo (1914-1975)
[Watercolour of Black Tusk in the Garibaldi Ranges, Coastal Mountains, B.C.].
1935. Watercolour on paper, ca. 33x28 cm (ca. 13x11 in). Signed |Gillen, 1935" in the left lower corner. Mounted in a recent mat. Large strokes of paint brush on verso. Evocative recently matted watercolour in very good condition. This evocative and atmospheric painting was sold at auction (Sloan 1991) in a lot with a painting by Frederick Horsman Varley (1881-1969) "Cheakamus Gorge, Indian Country." Gillen was a student of Varley's and became a well known illustrator and book dust jacket artist. In 1933 Varley and former student J.W.G. Macdonald opened the BC College of Arts which unfortunately only survived two years due to the depression. This present painting was most likely produced during that time and one can surmise that it was produced on a field trip to Garibaldi Park, north of Vancouver, and that Gillen had accompanied Varley and perhaps Macdonald as well.
$975 USD    Item Number: 910         Order / Enquire




[GIZA PYRAMIDS]
[Watercolour View of the Great Pyramids of Giza with the Nile in the Foreground].
Ca. 1900. Watercolour on paper, ca. 6x11 cm (4 ¼ x 2 ½ in). Initialed 'A.B.' in the lower right corner. Period ink inscription on verso "With love and all good wishes for happier times in the near future. From Peggie". Recently matted, very good watercolour. Nice watercolour view of the Great Pyramids of Giza taken at sunset, with the waters of Nile in the foreground reflecting the tender colours of the evening sky.
$275 USD    Item Number: 683         Order / Enquire




GLASER, Ludwig
[Original Signed & Dated Gouache Watercolour Titled:] Zuerich.
1907. Watercolour on board, ca. 30x23,5 cm (11 ½ x 9 in). Watercolour under glass in a period wood veneer frame. A very good watercolour. Watercolour not examined out of the frame. This attractive and skillfully executed gouache shows the Napfbrunnen in the Napfgasse in the Zuerich Old Town. Vladimir Lenin lived in the Spiegelgasse 14 the continuation of the Napfgasse from the 21st of February 1916 until the 2nd of April 1917 before going to Russia to lead the Bolsheviks.
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GOPE, Bertha
[Album of Thirty-Six Watercolour Sketches of North Wales, Including Bangor, Aber Village, Llanberis, Menai Bridge et al.].
8 July - 2 September 1862. Oblong Duodecimo (ca. 9,5x13 cm). 37 leaves. Thirty-six watercolour views, including one double-page. All watercolours captioned and dated in ink on verso of the leaves. Artist's signature on the first pastedown "Bertha Gope. July 8th/ 62." Period black gilt tooled quarter sheep with brown cloth boards and a label of the album maker "G. Rowney & Co. London" on the first pastedown. Binding rubbed and loose on hinges, with a tear on the bottom of the front hinge, four needle holes on the upper corner of the front board, otherwise a very good album. Attractive miniature sketchbook by a skilled amateur artist, with thirty-six watercolour views of North Wales, opening with a beautiful double-page panorama of Bangor harbour. There are another twelve views of Bangor in the sketchbook, showing boats in the waters of Menai Strait, shores of the Anglesea Island in distance or stone walls of Pernhyn Castle. Nine sketches depict the small village of Aber (Gwynedd), ten km east of Bangor, with a view of the Aber Falls; seven sketches are dedicated to Llanberis, a village at the foot of Snowdon, including views of the Lake Llyn Padarn, a part of Snowdon and "Capel Curig from Llanberis Pass". There are also two views of the Menai Bridge and a sketch of the Gorad Goch island showing the original box sections of the Britannia Bridge over the Menai Strait (built in 1852 and reconstructed in the 1970s). Overall a nice keepsake from a summer travel across North Wales. The region of North Wales "is steeped in history and was for almost a millennium known as the Kingdom of Gwynedd. The mountainous stronghold of Snowdonia formed the nucleus of that realm and would become the last redoubt of independent Wales - only overcome in 1283. To this day it remains a stronghold of the Welsh language and a centre for Welsh national and cultural identity" (Wikipedia).
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GORDON, George Huntley, Major
[Original Watercolour View of Florence, Titled]: San Miniato and Porta St. Nicholo - Florence. March 1896.
March 1896. Watercolour and pencil on paper, ca. 25x35,5 cm (10x14 in). Mounted on cardboard, with a manuscript caption on the lower margin. A very good bright watercolour. This attractive watercolour view of Florence shows the embankment of the Arno with the medieval city gate Porta San Niccolo in the centre and the famous staircase leading to the basilica of San Miniato al Monte. The scene shows people and carriages crossing the central square where the gate stands (modern Piazza Giuseppe Poggi), several fishermen working on the low bank of the Arno; with distant city hills covered with cypresses and houses, and the silhouettes of the Apenninesto in the background. "Built in the 1320s, the best preserved of the city's medieval gates still stands sentinel on the banks of the Arno. Behind it, a monumental staircase designed by Giuseppe Poggi winds its way up towards Chiesa di San Miniato al Monte" (Lonely Planet about Porta San Niccolo). "San Miniato al Monte (St. Minias on the Mountain) is a basilica in Florence, central Italy, standing atop one of the highest points in the city. It has been described as one of the finest Romanesque structures in Tuscany and one of the most beautiful churches in Italy" (Wikipedia). The artist, George Huntley Gordon, an officer of the British Indian Army and a participant of the First Mahsud or Waziri Expedition on the North-West Frontier (1860).
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GREENE, Captain Dominick Sarsfield (1826-1892)
[Original Mounted Watercolour Signed "DSG" and Titled in ink and Pencil on Mount:] Peak of Tenerife / Height 12,500 ft. Above the sea / Jutland 11 miles from Orotava / Early Morning.
Ca. 1857. Pencil, watercolour and bodycolour on paper ca. 32x25 cm (12,5 x 10 in). Mount with a mild crease of bottom blank margin, but overall a very good watercolour. Original attractive watercolour sketch of Mount Teide (3,718 m) seen from the ocean with a sailing ship in the foreground, from a series of sketches made by Captain Dominick Sarsfield Greene for his "Views in India, from drawings taken during the Seapoy Mutiny," Thos. Maclean: London, 1859. Provenance: Sir Alexander Moncrieff (1829-1906) and thence by descent.
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GREENE, Captain Dominick Sarsfield (1826-1892)
[Original Mounted Watercolour Signed "DSG" and Titled in ink on Mount:] Bird Island, St. Vincent, St Antonia in the distance / 20.6.58.
1858. Pencil, watercolour and bodycolour on paper ca. 16,5x25 cm (6 ½ x 10 in). A very good watercolour. Original attractive watercolour sketch of the Cape Verde Island Ilhéu dos Pássaros with the Island of Santo Antão in the background from a series of sketches made by Captain Dominick Sarsfield Greene for his "Views in India, from drawings taken during the Seapoy Mutiny," Thos. Maclean: London, 1859. Provenance: Sir Alexander Moncrieff (1829-1906) and thence by descent.
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GREENE, Captain Dominick Sarsfield (1826-1892)
[Original Mounted Watercolour Signed "DSG" and Titled in ink on Mount:] From Sandy Bay Ridge, St. Helena / 3.6.58
1858. Pencil, watercolour and bodycolour on paper ca. 17x25 cm (7x10 in). A very good watercolour. Original attractive watercolour sketch of Sandy Bay, which is a bay on the island of Saint Helena and a district of the island, from a series of sketches made by Captain Dominick Sarsfield Greene for his "Views in India, from drawings taken during the Seapoy Mutiny," Thos. Maclean: London, 1859. Provenance: Sir Alexander Moncrieff (1829-1906) and thence by descent.
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GREENE, Captain Dominick Sarsfield (1826-1892)
[Original Mounted Watercolour Signed "DSG" and Titled in ink on Mount:] On the road to Constantia / 12.5.58.
1858. Pencil, watercolour and bodycolour on paper ca. 17x25 cm (7x10 in). A very good watercolour. Original attractive watercolour sketch from a series of sketches made by Captain Dominick Sarsfield Greene for his "Views in India, from drawings taken during the Seapoy Mutiny," Thos. Maclean: London, 1859. Provenance: Sir Alexander Moncrieff (1829-1906) and thence by descent. "Constantia is a suburb of Cape Town, South Africa, situated about 15 kilometres south of the centre of Cape Town. The Constantia Valley lies to the east of and at the foot of the Constantiaberg mountain. Constantia Nek is a low pass linking to Hout Bay in the west"(Wikipedia).
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GREENE, Captain Dominick Sarsfield (1826-1892)
[Original Mounted Watercolour Signed "DSG" and Titled in ink on Mount:] The Harbour, St. Vincent, Cape Verde / 19.6.58.
1858. Pencil, watercolour and bodycolour on paper ca. 17x25 cm (7x10 in). A very good watercolour. Original attractive watercolour sketch of Cova de Inglesa, the harbour of Sao Vincente capital Mindelo, from a series of sketches made by Captain Dominick Sarsfield Greene for his "Views in India, from drawings taken during the Seapoy Mutiny," Thos. Maclean: London, 1859. Provenance: Sir Alexander Moncrieff (1829-1906) and thence by descent.
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GREENE, Captain Dominick Sarsfield (1826-1892)
[Original Mounted Watercolour Signed "DSG" and Titled in Ink on Mount:] The Mans Head Rock, St. Vincent.
Ca. 1858. Pencil, watercolour and bodycolour on paper ca. 16,5x24,5 cm (6 ½ x 9 ½ in). A very good watercolour. Original attractive watercolour sketch of Monte Cara (Washington's Head) across the bay from Sao Vincente's capital Mindelo, from a series of sketches made by Captain Dominick Sarsfield Greene for his "Views in India, from drawings taken during the Seapoy Mutiny," Thos. Maclean: London, 1859. Provenance: Sir Alexander Moncrieff (1829-1906) and thence by descent.
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GREENE, Captain Dominick Sarsfield (1826-1892)
[Original Mounted Watercolour Titled in ink on Mount:] Ghauts. Bombay. Sunset.
Ca. 1857. Pencil, watercolour and bodycolour on paper ca. 17x24,5 cm (7 x 9 ½ in.). A very good watercolour. Original attractive watercolour sketch of the Bhore Ghauts mountains near Mumbai from a series of sketches made by Captain Dominick Sarsfield Greene for his "Views in India, from drawings taken during the Seapoy Mutiny," Thos. Maclean: London, 1859. Provenance: Sir Alexander Moncrieff (1829-1906) and thence by descent.
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GREENE, Captain Dominick Sarsfield (1826-1892)
[Original Mounted Watercolour Titled in ink on Mount:] Gibraltar Hill from Rawul Pindee/ Sunset.
Ca. 1857. Pencil, watercolour and bodycolour on paper ca. 16,5x24 cm (6 ½ x 9 ½ in.). A very good watercolour. Original attractive watercolour sketch from a series of sketches made by Captain Dominick Sarsfield Greene for his "Views in India, from drawings taken during the Seapoy Mutiny," Thos. Maclean: London, 1859. Provenance: Sir Alexander Moncrieff (1829-1906) and thence by descent. "Rawalpindi .., is a rapidly growing city in the Pothohar region of northern Punjab, Pakistan. It is located only 14 kilometres (9 mi) south from the capital city of Islamabad, in the province of Punjab" (Wikipedia).
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GREENE, Captain Dominick Sarsfield (1826-1892)
[Original Mounted Watercolour Titled in ink on Mount:] Jumna Musgid - Delhi.
Ca. 1857. Pencil, watercolour and bodycolour on paper ca. 17,5x26 cm (7x10 in). A very good watercolour. Original attractive watercolour sketch from a series of sketches made by Captain Dominick Sarsfield Greene for his "Views in India, from drawings taken during the Seapoy Mutiny," Thos. Maclean: London, 1859. Provenance: Sir Alexander Moncrieff (1829-1906) and thence by descent. The "Jama Masjid of Delhi, is the principal mosque of Old Delhi in India. Commissioned by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, it is the best-known mosque in India. Construction began in 1650 and was completed in 1656. It lies at the beginning of the Chawri Bazar Road, a very busy central street of Old Delhi" (Wikipedia).
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GREENE, Captain Dominick Sarsfield (1826-1892)
[Original Mounted Watercolour Titled in ink on Mount:] The Caves of Elephanta / Bombay.
Ca. 1857. Pencil, watercolour and bodycolour on paper ca. 17x24,5 cm (7 x 9 ½ in.). A very good watercolour. Original attractive watercolour sketch from a series of sketches made by Captain Dominick Sarsfield Greene for his "Views in India, from drawings taken during the Seapoy Mutiny," Thos. Maclean: London, 1859. Provenance: Sir Alexander Moncrieff (1829-1906) and thence by descent. "The Elephanta Caves are a network of sculpted caves located on Elephanta Island, or Gharapuri (literally "the city of caves") in Mumbai Harbour, 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) to the east of the city of Mumbai in the Indian state of Maharashtra. The island, located on an arm of the Arabian Sea, consists of two groups of caves - the first is a large group of five Hindu caves, the second, a smaller group of two Buddhist caves. The Hindu caves contain rock cut stone sculptures, representing the Shaiva Hindu sect, dedicated to the god Shiva" (Wikipedia).
$975 USD    Item Number: 1326         Order / Enquire




GREENE, Captain Dominick Sarsfield (1826-1892)
[Original Mounted Watercolour Titled in ink on Mount:] The Taj Agra.
Ca. 1857. Pencil, watercolour and bodycolour on paper ca. 17,5x25,5 cm (7x10 in). A very good watercolour. Original attractive watercolour sketch from a series of sketches made by Captain Dominick Sarsfield Greene for his "Views in India, from drawings taken during the Seapoy Mutiny," Thos. Maclean: London, 1859. Provenance: Sir Alexander Moncrieff (1829-1906) and thence by descent. "The Taj Mahal.., is a white marble mausoleum located in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India. It was built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his third wife, Mumtaz Mahal. The Taj Mahal is widely recognized as "the jewel of Muslim art in India and one of the universally admired masterpieces of the world's heritage."(Wikipedia). Taj Mahal is regarded by many as the finest example of Mughal architecture, a style that combines elements from Islamic, Persian, Ottoman Turkish and Indian architectural styles.
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GREENE, Captain Dominick Sarsfield (1826-1892)
[Original Mounted Watercolour Titled in Pencil on Verso:] Port Said.
Ca. 1857. Pencil, watercolour and bodycolour on paper ca. 9x16,5 cm (4 x 6 ½ in.). A recently matted very good watercolour. Original attractive watercolour sketch of the lighthouse of Port Said at night from a series of sketches made by Captain Dominick Sarsfield Greene for his "Views in India, from drawings taken during the Seapoy Mutiny," Thos. Maclean: London, 1859. Provenance: Sir Alexander Moncrieff (1829-1906) and thence by descent.
$475 USD    Item Number: 1337         Order / Enquire




[GUSTAV NACHTIGAL]
[Portrait Pencil Drawing of Gustav Nachtigal].
Ca. 1880. Pencil on paper, ca. 22x14 cm (8 ½ x 5 ½ in). With ink caption on the lower margin "Le Docteur Nachtigal, Anglais, Auteur de voyage de Bourno au Baguirmi". Recently matted, near fine drawing. Well executed pencil portrait of Gustav Nachtigal (1834-1885), a German Africa explorer. The same portrait was published in the French edition of his travel account, "Voyage du Bornou au Baguirmi" (Paris, 1880). "Gustav Nachtigal was a German explorer of Central and West Africa. He is further known as the German Empire's consul-general for Tunisia and Commissioner for West Africa. His mission as commissioner resulted in Togoland and Kamerun becoming the first colonies of a German colonial empire. The Gustav-Nachtigal-Medal, awarded by the Berlin Geographical Society, is named after him. Commissioned by King Wilhelm I of Prussia to carry gifts to Umar of Borno, sheik of the Bornu Empire, in acknowledgment of kindness shown to German travelers, he set out in 1869 from Ottoman Tripoli and succeeded after a two years journey in accomplishing his mission. During this period he visited Tibesti and Borku, regions of the central Sahara not previously known to Europeans. From Bornu he traveled to Baguirmi, an independent state to the southeast of Bornu. From there he proceeded to Wadai (a powerful Muslim kingdom to the northeast of Baguirmi) and to Kordofan (a former province of central Sudan). Nachtigal emerged from darkest Africa at Khartoum (then an Egyptian outpost, today the capital of Sudan) in the winter of 1874, after having been given up for lost. His journey, graphically described in his Sahara and Sudan, placed him in the top ranking of discoverers. Gustav Nachtigal is regarded as the other great German explorer of Africa, in company with Heinrich Barth. Like Barth, Nachtigal was primarily interested in ethnography, and additionally in tropical medicine. His works stand out because of their wealth of details and above all because of his unbiased views of Africans. In contrast to most contemporary explorers, Nachtigal did not hold to the alleged inferiority of Africans; his convictions are clearly reflected in his descriptions and choice of words" (Wikipedia).
$475 USD    Item Number: 684         Order / Enquire




HARVEY, Robert (1848-1920)
[Original Watercolour View of the Morro Castle in Havana].
1905. Watercolour on paper, heightened in white. Ca. 17,5x25,5 cm (7x10 in). Mounted on period grey cardboard ca. 27,5x38,5 cm (10 ¾ x 15 in). Captioned in pencil on verso "Moro Castle. Havana, Cuba, April 1905" and with additional caption on the lower margin of the mount "Entrance to Havana, Cuba". A near fine watercolour. Morro Castle (Castillo de los Tres Reyes Magos del Morro) is a picturesque fortress guarding the entrance to Havana bay in Havana, Cuba (Wikipedia).
$650 USD    Item Number: 401         Order / Enquire




[HEBRON]
[Original Pencil Drawn Panorama of Hebron].
Early 19th century. Pencil on paper, ca. 15x25,5 cm (6x10 in). Pencil caption 'Hebron' on the lower margin. Recently matted, very good drawing. Fine pencil drawn panorama of Hebron showing the skyline of the old city, with two travellers entering the city gate, a shepherd talking to a woman carrying water in the foreground, and the Judean mountains in the distance. "Hebron also known as City of the Patriarchs, is a Palestinian city located in the southern West Bank, 30 km (19 mi) south of Jerusalem. Nestled in the Judean Mountains, it lies 930 meters (3,050 ft) above sea level. It is the largest city in the West Bank and home to approximately 250,000 Palestinians, and between 500 and 800 Jewish settlers concentrated in and around the old quarter. The city is most notable for containing the traditional burial site of the biblical Patriarchs and Matriarchs and is therefore considered the second-holiest city in Judaism after Jerusalem. The city is also venerated by Muslims for its association with Abraham and was traditionally viewed as one of the 'four holy cities of Islam'." (Wikipedia).
$475 USD    Item Number: 685         Order / Enquire




HERBER, John
[Attractive well executed Pencil Portrait of Edmund Hillary, the First Man on the Top of Everest, Autographed by him].
Ca. 1953. Pencil drawing on an album leaf, ca. 25x35,5 cm (9 ¾ x 14 in). Hillary's ink signature on the left margin. With a pencil drawing of a rugby player and fifteen signatures of the Canterbury rugby players on verso. Recently matted. A very good drawing. Captivating pencil drawn portrait of world-known New Zealand mountaineer Edmund Hillary (1919-2008), created not long after his famous first ascent of Mount Everest on 29 May 1953. Together with Sherpa mountaineer Tenzing Norgay, Hillary became the first climbers known to have reached the summit of Everest. They were part of the ninth British Expedition to Everest, led by John Hunt. The portrait was drawn by New Zealand artist John Herber who in the 1950s and 1960s created a series of drawings portraying notable personalities of the day. Each portrait was later sent to the person depicted with the request to autograph it. Our portrait shows Hillary in his expedition parka, with a captivating smile, and is signed "E.P. Hillary" on the left margin. The verso of the portrait is an interesting illustration in the history of the New Zealand rugby. It is dedicated to the game between the Canterbury and Springboks teams during the 1956 Springboks tour (21 July 1956, Lancaster Park Stadium, Christchurch). Canterbury won 9:6. There is a pencil drawn portrait of a Canterbury player, and signatures of fifteen players who took part in the game (K. Stuart, R. Smith, A. Elsom, M. Dixon, S.K. Henderson, S.G. Bremner, P. Vincent, N. Roberts, J. Buxton, R. Duff, S.F. Hill, H. Burry, W.J. Whineray, D. Young, E. Hern).
$975 USD    Item Number: 1103         Order / Enquire




HOLDSWORTH, Ellen A.
[LONDON: A Panoramic Watercolour of the Tower of London from St. Olaves Wharf Signed and Dated:] "E.A. Holdsworth 1898."
1898. Watercolour ca. 20x41 cm (8 x 16 ½ in.) mounted on card. With the remnants of the original artist label stuck to the verso. Overall a very good watercolour. Recently matted. This attractive and skillfully executed watercolour shows the Tower of London as seen across the Thames from St. Olaves Wharf which was situated on the southern Thames embankment between the London and Tower bridges.
$850 USD    Item Number: 1053         Order / Enquire




[INDIAN ARM, NORTH VANCOUVER]
[Original Unsigned Watercolour Titled:] No. Vancouver.
May 28th 1892. Watercolour mounted on period card ca. 17x24 cm (6 ½ x 9 ½ in). The watercolour is recently matted. Overall a very good watercolour. Early interesting watercolour looking up Indian Arm by Deep Cove, North Vancouver. "Burrard Inlet and the opening of Indian Arm was mapped by Captain George Vancouver and fully explored days later by Dionisio Alcalá Galiano in June 1792.., Deep Cove, or Deepwater as it was first known, is located in the traditional clamming and fishing area of the Squamish Salish native nation who lived for thousands of years and still live in the area." (Wikipedia).
$575 USD    Item Number: 1350         Order / Enquire




JACKSON, Welby Brown (1802-1890)
[Original Watercolour View of Benares (Varanasi)].
Ca. 1856. Watercolour and pencil on cardboard, heightened in white, ca. 42x58 cm (16 ¾ x22 ¾ in). Later pencil caption "Welby Jackson. 1856. Benares" on verso. Recently matted, outside dimension ca. 53x69,5 cm (20 ¾ x 27 ¼ in). Near fine, bright watercolour. This beautiful view of Benares shows the River Ganges with white temples and ghats in the background, and clothes washers on the riverbank in the foreground. The right part of the picture details a wooden bridge spanned across the Ganges, with bull carts crossing. Welby Jackson was an official in British India in the first half of the 19th century. He was noted to be in Calcutta in 1823 and held the office of Judge of Sudder Court there; in 1826 he was appointed Register to the Nizamut Adawlut for the Western Provinces at Allahabad (The Asiatic Journal and Monthly Regicter for British India and its dependencies. Vol. XXII. London, 1826. P. 469). The beginning of 1860's sees him back in Buckinghamshire, England (see: The Peerage, A genealogical survey of the peerage of Britain as well as the royal families of Europe, on-line). Two of Jackson's sepia sketches of the city of Gaya (Bihar, India) executed in 1830 are now in the Asia, Pacific and Africa collections of the British Library.
$3500 USD    Item Number: 406         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




[JIZERA MOUNTAINS, LOWER SILESIA]
[Original Signed and Dated Watercolour View of the Summit of the Hochstein Peak near Oberschreiberhau, Lower Silesia, Titled]: Hochstein ber Oberschreiberhau i[m]. R[eisengebirge].
1913. Watercolour on board, heightened in white, ca. 19x32 cm (7 ½ x 12 ¾ in). Artist's signature "Bakker 13" in black ink in the right lower corner, pencil initials "HB" in the left lower corner. On an original board mount; recently matted. A very good bright watercolour. Original watercolour view of the Hochstein peak in the Isergebirge mountains near the Lower Silesian town Obershreiberhau, then a territory of Germany, now in Poland (modern Polish names: Wysoki Kamien peak in the Jizera Mountains, near the town Szklarska Poreba Gorna). This bright colourful view features the now non-existent beautiful mountain cottage with a lookout tower built in the 1880s and devastated after WW2. The artist who signed "Bakker" under the picture, hasn't been identified, but most likely he was a member of the Schreiberhau artists' colony, which was formed in the 1900s and included Gerhart Hauptmann (1862-1946) and his brother Carl, Otto Müller (1874-1930) and Wilhelm Bölsche (1861-1939). The Wysoki Kamien (in German: Hochstein) is a 1058 m high mountain in the Jizera Mountains. It forms the eastern cornerstone of the Hoher Iserkamm (Wysoki Grzbiet), northwest of Schreiberhau (Szklarska Poreba). The view from the top extends from the Jizera Mountains to the Giant Mountains, Hirschberg Valley, Kaczawskie Mountains and Landeshuter comb. In 1837, Count Schaffgotsch build a hut on the summit, in 1875 a cottage was built with a lookout tower. There was even a special poem "Die Sage von dem Hochstein" written by Eduard Dietrich. The buildings were destroyed in 1882 by fire, but quickly rebuilt. At the end of the Second World War, the cottage was devastated and robbed, and by 1963 was totally ruined. A new building was constructed in the 1990s.
$750 USD    Item Number: 1104         Order / Enquire




JOHN HARDMAN & CO.
[Collection of Twenty Seven Original Watercolour and Pencil Drawn Designs of Stained Glass Windows and Interiors of Catholic Churches in Great Britain Produced by "John Hardman & Co."; With Four Original Photos of Stained Glass Windows and Two Pieces of Related Printed Ephemera].
Ca. 1930-1950s. 27 watercolours on paper, mostly mounted on card (five unmounted, one mounted on linen and card), including eleven large pieces from ca. 62x35 cm (24 ½ x 13 ¾ in) and ca. 53x62 cm (20 ¾ x 24 ¼ in) to ca. 48x30,5 cm (18 ¾ x 12 in) and 30x65,5 cm (12 x 25 ¾ in); and sixteen smaller pieces from ca. 33x41,5 cm (13 x 16 ½ in) to ca. 16x10,5 cm (6 ¼ x 4 in). Ten watercolours with paper seals of John Hardman & Co. attached to the right lower corners on verso (two more with the remnants of the seals). Most with period pen or ink explanatory notes, titles, inscriptions "John Hardman Studios" et al. On recto or verso; four signed by the designers (Patrick A. Feeny, Donald B. Taunton, Arthur E. Buss, W.G. Edwards). Several mounts with wear including chipping or minor losses on corners and extremities, one mounted watercolour with several deep creases, one with a hole on the mount not affecting the image, several watercolours slightly soiled, but overall a very good collection. Beautiful collection of original watercolour designs for stained glass windows created by the "John Hardman & Co." - famous manufacturers of stained glass windows, ecclesiastical fittings and ornaments for Catholic churches in Great Britain, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Canada et al. The company was founded in 1838 and began manufacturing stained glass in 1844; quickly it became the leader in the industry, widely known for numerous works in the Gothic Revival style made in collaboration with the architect Augustus Pugin (1812-1852). The most famous building which "John Hardman & Co." made glass work for was the Houses of Parliament in London. Our collection relates to the period of the company's work in the 20th century, under the leadership of Donald B. Taunton (1886-1965) and Patrick A. Feeny (1910-1995). Taunton served with the company as its chief designer from 1935 to 1964. His works can be seen in Great Britain, the U.S., Canada, South Africa, New Zealand and Australia. Feeny was a "stained glass designer and a Fellow of the British Society of Master Glass Painters, and an early experimenter with what is known as 'dalles de verre' or 'slab glass'. He joined Hardman and Co. In 1928, and took the firm over in 1964" (Stained Glass in Wales online). The collection contains eleven large designs, including a five-window composition of Christ's Resurrection with Christ's figure in the centre and three smaller pieces around (Christ and Mary Magdalene, the Myrrhbearers and the Angel, Christ and two disciples on the road to Emmaus); a five-window composition of Christ's Transfiguration with the voice of God the Father coming from the sky, Moses and Elijah at Christ's sides, apostles Peter, James and John at his feet, and eight angels surrounding the composition; a seven-window composition with Christ on the cross surrounded by the Virgin Mary, apostles and saints; a four-window composition dedicated to the Virgin Mary with the Annunciation as a central piece and eight smaller scenes from her life around; large prolonged composition with Christ on the cross, and St. John the Baptist, surrounded by saints and scenes from the Gospel; and others. Very interesting is a four-window composition with English Catholic saints and English cathedrals, featuring St. John Fisher in front of the Rochester Cathedral, St. Augustine in front of the Canterbury Cathedral; St. Columba in front of the Iona Cathedral, and St. Thomas Moore in front of the Tower of London. There are also two large designs of the churches' interior decorations: of St. Austin's Catholic Church in Stafford (by Patrick A. Feeny), and of St. Mary's Convent in Handsworth. Overall a beautiful collection of original watercolour designs from the archive of one of the world's best stained glass manufacturers. For a more detailed description please contact us.
$3500 USD    Item Number: 1560         Order / Enquire




JUDGE, Spencer Percival (1874-1956)
[Watercolour View of the Coastline near Victoria, B.C.].
Watercolour on paper, ca. 17x25 cm (6 ¾ x 9 ¾ in). Signed "S.P. Judge" in the left lower corner. In a recent frame, hasn't been examined outside of the frame. Overall a near fine watercolour. Judge is a well known for his Vancouver B.C. watercolours which have fetched up to 6,325 CAD at auction. He also worked as an illustrator, his cover for "Vancouver, the Sunset Doorway of the Dominion" published by the Vancouver Tourist Association 1904 being a good example. The present attractive work is a shoreline scene from most likely near Swartz Bay, perhaps looking towards Salt Spring Island.
$750 USD    Item Number: 912         Order / Enquire




KEATS, C[harles] J[ames] (British, 19th/20th Century)
[Watercolour Titled "Lake Como" (verso) and Signed "C.J. KEATS" (lower right)].
Ca. 1900. Watercolour ca. 32x50 cm (12 ½ x 19 ½ in) mounted on card. Overall a very good watercolour. Recently matted. This attractive and skillfully executed watercolour shows a typical Lake Como (Italy) waterfront scene with lakeside villas and manned small boats in the foreground. Keats is well known for his continental watercolours and travelled and painted widely throughout western Europe.
$975 USD    Item Number: 1055         Order / Enquire




LAW, Arthur
[Watercolour View of the Fraser River in British Columbia]: Fraser River Cañon, near Yale, B.C., 1911.
Yale B.C., 1911. Ca. 31,5x48 cm (12 ¼ x 19 in). Signed "Arthur Law" in the left lower corner. Later matting with hand drawn borders and manuscript caption. The watercolour is in near fine condition. A very beautifully and skilfully executed watercolour of Fraser Canyon near Yale during most likely an Indian summer evening in 1911. "Yale is on the Fraser River and is generally considered to be on the dividing line between the Coast and the Interior. Immediately north of the village the Fraser Canyon begins, and the river is generally considered un-navigable past this point, although rough water is common on the Fraser anywhere upstream from Chilliwack, and even more so above Hope, about 20 miles south of Yale. But steamers could make it to Yale, good pilots and water conditions permitting, and the town had a busy dockside life as well as a variety of bars, restaurants, hotels, saloons and various services. Its maximum population during the gold rush was in the 15,000 range, although typically it housed 5-8,000. The higher figure relates to the evacuation of the Canyon during the Fraser Canyon War of 1858" (Wikipedia).
$1850 USD    Item Number: 329         Order / Enquire




LEE, V.H.
[TEXAS: Signed Watercolour on Paper Captioned]: "Conception Mission, San Antonio, Texas."
San Antonio (Texas) ca. 1880. Matted watercolour on paper ca. 23x30 cm (9x12 in). Captioned in pencil. Matted watercolour in very good condition. A well executed and atmospheric watercolour of this San Antonio landmark. "Mission Nuestra Señora de la Purísima Concepción de Acuña (also Mission Concepcion) was established in 1716 as Nuestra Señora de la Purísima Concepción de los Hainais in East Texas. It was originally meant to be a base for converting the Hasinai. The mission was moved in 1731 to San Antonio. After its relocation most of the people in the mission were Pajalats who spoke a Coahuiltecan language. Founded by Franciscan friars, this is the best preserved of the Texas missions. The Battle of Concepción was fought here on October 28, 1835 between Mexican troops under Colonel Domingo Ugartechea and Texan insurgents led by James Bowie and James Fannin. The 30-minute engagement, is described as "the first major engagement of the Texas Revolution" by historian J.R. Edmondson" (Wikipedia).
$850 USD    Item Number: 708         Order / Enquire




MACKAY, J., Royal Engineers
[Large Signed Watercolour Panorama of Gibraltar, Titled]: Gibraltar.
1889. Watercolour on paper, heightened in white, ca. 30,5x45,5 cm (ca. 12x18 in) within hand drawn ink border. Traces of an old mount visible on verso, otherwise a very good watercolour. This attractive scenic and skillfully executed watercolour shows the panorama of Gibraltar from across the Bay of Gibraltar in Algeciras with a merchant boat and fishing boats in the foreground. The skilled artist was probably serving in Gibraltar with the Royal Engineers when he created the painting. "Gibraltar became a key base for the British Royal Navy and played an important role prior to the Battle of Trafalgar and during the Crimean War of 1854-56, due to its strategic location. Its strategic value increased with the opening of the Suez Canal, as it lay on the sea route between the UK and the British Empire east of Suez. In the later 19th century there were major investments in improving the fortifications and the port" (Wikipedia).
$1250 USD    Item Number: 859         Order / Enquire




MACNISH, E.J.
[Original Signed Dated Watercolour Titled (on Verso):] "The Sleeping Lady + Eng. Bay from Stanley Park."
July 10th 1911. Watercolour ca. 21x27 cm (8 ½ x 11 in). Recently matted, some mild foxing of top part of the watercolour but overall a very good watercolour. This attractive watercolour shows North Vancouver and the North Shore mountains as seen from Stanley Park across the Burrard Inlet.
$575 USD    Item Number: 1367         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




MARTIN, Thomas Mower (CANADIAN 1838-1934)
[Original Signed & Dated Watercolour Titled:] Shore of Oak Bay (B.C.).
1895. Watercolour, ca. 20,5x29,5 cm (8 x 11 ½ in). Signed Mower Martin '95. Watercolour matted under glass in a recent molded gilt wood frame. A very good watercolour. Watercolour not examined out of the frame. This attractive skillfully executed watercolour shows the rocky shoreline of Oak Bay in the foreground and Ten Mile Point in the background across the bay. "Thomas Mower Martin was an English-born Canadian landscape painter dubbed "the father of Canadian art." <...> Martin produced landscapes, animals, still lifes and portraits in oils, watercolours and etchings. He was one of a group of artists given passes by the Canadian Pacific Railway to paint landscapes in western Canada - they became known as the "Railway Painters". Earlier he had travelled and painted landscapes through eastern Canada and the United States, and also provided illustrations for two books by A & C Black, Canada and Kew Gardens. He was a founding member of the Ontario Society of Artists in 1872, and charter member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts in 1880, and was also a member of the Royal British Colonial Society of Artists (1909). Mower Martin exhibited widely as an artist during his lifetime and his works can be found in many public and private collections, including Windsor Castle in England" (Wikipedia).
$975 USD    Item Number: 1131         Order / Enquire




MASON, George Nelson Pomeroy, Commander, Indian Navy (1828-1890)
[Six Original Watercolour Views of Bombay Harbour and the Konkan Coast].
[1855]. Six watercolours on watermarked laid paper. Four watercolours ca. 11 to 14 x36,5 cm (4 ½ to 5 ½ x 14 ¼ in), one watercolour ca. 17,5x 25 cm (6 ¾ x 10 in), and a large sepia watercolour ca. 25,5x36 cm (10 x 14 ¼ in). One watercolour captioned in ink, one captioned and dated in pencil; one - with additional watercolour sketch on verso. Recently matted. A very good collection. Six atmospheric watercolours of Bombay harbour and the surrounding Konkan coast, drawn by an officer of the Indian Navy George N.P. Mason. He served in the Bombay Presidency for over twenty years, starting as a midshipman in 1842 and retiring at the rank of Commander in the early 1860s. The "East India Register and Army List for 1854" reported of Mason as a midshipman on a steam packet vessel Feerooz (8 guns, launched in Bombay in 1846); and in 1858 he was already listed as a Lieutenant-Commander of a schooner Georgiana (launched 1855), tender to sloop Clive, Persian Gulf (Colburn's United Service Magazine for 1858, p. 802). The watercolours apparently created during Mason's service as a midshipman on Feerooz include four panoramic views and a large black sepia watercolour of Bombay harbour and the coast, with native sail boats at sea and distant mountainous shoreline in the background. There is also a colourful view of the Funnel Hill (Karnala Fort) - a 13th-century Indian coastal fortification, in possession of the British East India Company since 1818. Dated 23 April 1855, the watercolour was drawn at "3 p.m., after a very rainy morning". "For rounding the Prong and entering the harbour, a good mark in clean weather is the Funnel Hill, remarkable by a rock on it resembling a chimney, and is situated behind Caranja Island, about 18 miles eastward from Bombay Castle" (Bombay Harbour and the circumjacent land, with sailing directions// India Directory, or Directions for sailing to and from the East Indies... Vol. 1. London, 1826, p. 342).
$3500 USD    Item Number: 1183         Order / Enquire




MEYNELL, Francis, RN, Lieutenant (1821-1870)
Calcutta from Garden Reach. HMS Calliope Saluting. [Original Watercolour].
1841. Watercolour on paper, ca. 31x54 cm (12 x 21 ¼ in). Signed in ink "G. Meynell" in the left lower corner. Captioned and dated in pencil on verso by the artist. Recently mounted and matted. A very good watercolour. The watercolour shows the moment of the British warship HMS Calliope going through the Garden Reach - the entrance to the port of Kolkata on the Hooghly River. "The port of Kolkata is the oldest operational port in India, having originally been constructed by the British East India Company, and it was the premier port in British India in the 19th century" (Wikipedia). The port's buildings and a grand residence on the bank to the left, as well as a boat carrying two Europeans being rowed by Indians, are shown in the watercolour. The time of the event shown by the artist is known to be August-September 1841 when HMS Calliope arrived to Kolkata from Canton with $6 million of ransom money taken during the marine operations of the First Opium War (1839-1842). HMS Calliope (28 guns, built in 1837) participated in the blockade of the mouth of the Pearl River and operations at Canton in 1841. Circa Aug 1841 it departed for Calcutta with the bulk of the Canton ransom money (See: Clowes, W.L. The Royal Navy: A History from the Earliest Times to the Present. In 7 vols. Vol. 6. London, 1901. P. 294). The artist, Francis Meynell, was a midshipman on Calliope (See: Allen, J. The New Navy List and General Record of the Service of Officers of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines. London, 1853. P. 146). "Meynell entered the navy as midshipman during the campaign in China, on board the Calliope. He was mentioned for the assistance rendered at the capture on 13 March 1841 of the last fort protecting the approaches of the city of Canton" (National Maritime Museum (Greenwich) on-line). [Later he served as] mate in the Penelope during anti-slavery operations off the west coast of Africa, [and was promoted Lieutenant in 1846]. During the Crimean War 1853-55 he served on HMS Royal George. His illustrated journal mostly dedicated to the Baltic campaign of the Crimean War (1853-55) is now in the collection of the National Maritime Museum (Greenwich).
$2500 USD    Item Number: 338         Order / Enquire




[MOMBASA, WATERCOLOUR]
[Original Watercolour Panorama of Mombasa].
Mombasa, ca. 1880. Watercolour and ink on paper, ca. 11,5x29,5 cm (5 ½ x11 ½ in). Mounted on period beige laid paper and recently matted, outside dimensions ca. 30,5x46,5 cm (12 x 18 ½ in). Captioned in ink "Mombasa through the Glass from the Anchorage" in the left lower corner; additional ink caption on the laid paper "Mombasa - a town on the coast north from Zanzibar." Minor creases on the left corners, with a minor stain, otherwise a very good watercolour. A tranquil view of Mombasa, likely just before the time when it came under the administration of the British East Africa Association.
$975 USD    Item Number: 373         Order / Enquire




NAKAYAMA, Takashi (JAPANESE, 1893-1978)
[JAPAN: Four Framed Signed Japanese Watercolours Showing a Farmer in Winter; (Probably Same) Farmer and his Wife; A Woman with a Child in Winter; and (Probably Same) Woman and a Child].
Ca. 1920. Each watercolour ca. 31x16 cm (12x6 in) and signed T. Nakayama in lower right or left. Framed in simple gold gilt wooden frames, gilt with some minor rubbing, Watercolours (not examined out of frames) in very good condition. Nakayama is well known for his watercolours showing rural Japanese people in everyday life scenes. These four attractive watercolours are good examples of his work.
$1750 USD    Item Number: 1586         Order / Enquire




[NORTHERN SUDAN]
[Watercolour] Nubian with his Camel.
Ca. 1850. Watercolour ca.25x35 cm (10 x 14 in). Fine matted watercolour captioned with the title. A little soiled around edge of mat, otherwise a very good watercolour. A fine watercolour by a unknown British artist, perhaps an explorer or traveller. "Northern Nubia was brought under Egyptian control while the south came under the control of the Kingdom of Sennar in the 16th century. The entire region would come under Egyptian control during the rule of Mehemet Ali in the early 19th century, and later became a joint Anglo-Egyptian condominium" (Wikipedia).
$975 USD    Item Number: 695         Order / Enquire




[PACIFIC BIRDS]
[Collection of Three Original Signed Watercolours Showing a Female Soemmering's Copper Pheasant, an Australian Lorikeet, and a Leadbeater's or Pink Cockatoo].
24 December 1860. Three watercolour and pencil drawings on laid paper ca. 19x11 cm (7 ¼ x 4 ½ in), mounted on period album leaves within ink drawn frames. Each titled in Latin, dated and signed "Dr. Sg. Ad viv. [or ad nat.] pinx." on the mounts. Collection in very good condition. Fine example of the mid 19th century ornithological drawings, representing three exotic species of birds: Australian Lorikeet and Leadbeater's or Pink Cockatoo (both native to Australia), and Soemmering's Copper Pheasant, endemic to Japan. These drawings executed from nature by a European ornithologist, showcase the popularity of the study of exotic ornithology at the time as in the 19th century many scientific expeditions to tropical regions brought home new species of birds.
$750 USD    Item Number: 1595         Order / Enquire




PAGET, H[enry] M[arriott]
[Original Watercolour prepared for the "Graphic", Titled]: "The Transvaal Crisis: Despatching Gold from the National Bank of Johannesburg to catch the Cape Mail."
7 Oct. 1899. Grisaille watercolour on paper, heightened in white, ca. 17x25,5 cm (ca. 6 ¾ x 10 in), within hand drawn ink frame. Signed "HMP" in watercolour in the right lower corner, printed title (cut out of the magazine) tipped to the lower edge. From a photograph by Horace W. Nicholls, Johannesburg. Ink stamp "7 Oct 99" on verso. A very good watercolour. The watercolour was published in "The Graphic" (# 1558, October 7, 1899, p. 480) less than a week before the beginning of the Second Boer War (11 October 1899 - 31 May 1902). The printed caption underneath reads: "When the gold from the National Bank of Johannesburg is sent to the Cape, it is loaded up in a train in the presence of two officials armed with revolvers. When it is put in the train it is accompanied by armed man, who travel in a special strong-room car. Each of the small square cases contains gold to the value of about 4,000 l., and sometimes as much as 400,000l. In gold is despatched by the first mail of the month."
$750 USD    Item Number: 861         Order / Enquire




[PARIS]
[An Attractive Unsigned Watercolour of the Statue of Étienne Marcel by Antonin Idrac next to the Hôtel de Ville].
Ca. 1885. Painting ca. 26x37 cm (10 x 14 ½ in) mounted on larger card. Overall a very good painting. Recently matted. This attractive impressionistic watercolour show a lively people filled Quai de Hôtel de Ville with the Statue of Étienne Marcel and Hôtel de Ville to the right and the Seine embankment on the Left. "Étienne Marcel (between 1302 and 1310 - 1358) was provost of the merchants of Paris under King John II, called John the Good (Jean le Bon). He distinguished himself in the defense of the small craftsmen and guildsmen who made up most of the city population" (Wikipedia).
$1250 USD    Item Number: 1040         Order / Enquire




PEACOCK, [Alfred?]
[CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY: Historically Important Album with Fourteen Original Watercolours of South Eastern British Columbia Including the Canadian Pacific Railway Titled on the Spine:] B.C. & C.P.R. Album.
1886. Oblong Folio (ca. 29x40cm). Fourteen album leaves with fourteen mounted watercolours ca. 20,5x31 cm (8 x 12 ½ in.) and slightly smaller, all titled and two dated. Recent period style blue half morocco album with cloth boards, spine with raised bands and gilt lettered title. A very good album with beautiful watercolours. Attractive album with fourteen watercolours of south-eastern British Columbia including the Canadian Pacific Railway including: 1) Moberly Peak. - 1st Columbia Crossing. - Kicking Horse Pass; 2) Moberly Peak. - Mouth of Kicking Horse Pass. - Rocky Mountains. -Valley of Columbia, Selkirks. Columbia R.; 3) Graves alongside the dump. C.P.R.; 4) C.P.R. Snow Sheds in the Mountains.; 5) Kicking Horse Pass. Canadian Pacific Railway; 6) Packing over the Mountains; 7) Selkirks from high ground near "1st crossing of Columbia R.;" 8) Bit of the Rockies near mouth of Blackberry R. - Columbia R. In foreground; 9) Going down the Columbia - Oct. 1886; 10) On the Columbia R.; 11) Law's Ranche - Head of Columbia River Oct. 1886; 12) Engineers Office - Gaol - Court House - Stoess [Stores?]; 13) Landing at Golden City - Columbia River; 14) Kicking Horse River - Selkirk Range - Golden City (Pig - Queens Hotel - R. Lang's Store - Pat's House). Peacock was no doubt one of the transcontinental passengers who travelled and documented the C.P.R. in 1886, the first year of its operation. "The last spike in the CPR was driven on 7 November 1885, by one of its directors, Donald Smith, but so many cost-cutting shortcuts were taken in constructing the railway that regular transcontinental service could not start for another seven months while work was done to improve the railway's condition (part of this was due to snow in the mountains and lack of snow sheds to keep the line open).., The first transcontinental passenger train departed from Montreal's Dalhousie Station, located at Berri Street and Notre Dame Street at 8 pm on 28 June 1886, and arrived at Port Moody at noon on 4 July 1886" (Wikipedia).
$8500 USD    Item Number: 1524         Order / Enquire



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