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




[PEACOCK, Alfred?]
[Original Unsigned Watercolour Titled:] Barbadoes from the North-West. Bridgetown.
Ca. 1889. Watercolour ca. 10x17 cm (4 x 7 in.). Recently matted and overall very good watercolour. Little is known about the artist however from the photograph and watercolour of the clipper Sobraon found with these watercolours one can assume that they were created on a voyage from the United Kingdom to Australia. The Sobraon was used as a immigration ship between the England and Australia between the years 1866 and 1890.
$475 USD    Item Number: 1476         Order / Enquire




[PEACOCK, Alfred?]
[Original Unsigned Watercolour Titled:] St. Thomas. West Indies.
Ca. 1889. Watercolour ca. 13,5x24 cm (5 ½ x 9 ½ in.). Recently matted, overall very good watercolour. Attractive watercolour of the harbour of Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands which is "the capital and largest city of the U.S. Virgin Islands, founded in 1666 as Taphus (meaning "beer houses" or "beer halls"). In 1691, the town was renamed to Amalienborg (in English Charlotte Amalie) after Charlotte Amalie of Hesse-Kassel (1650-1714), queen consort to King Christian V of Denmark. It contains a deep-water harbor that was once a haven for pirates.., When Christopher Columbus came here in 1493, the area was inhabited by both Island Caribs and Taíno" (Wikipedia). Little is known about the artist however from the photograph and watercolour of the clipper Sobraon found with this watercolour one can assume that the watercolours were created on a voyage from the United Kingdom to Australia. The Sobraon was used as an immigration ship between the England and Australia between the years 1866 and 1890.
$850 USD    Item Number: 1355         Order / Enquire




PEDDER, John (1850-1929) & CAINE, William Sproston (1842-1903)
[Original Ink Drawing of the Banff Springs Hotel, 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 ½ x 8 in). Signed "JP" in the left lower corner, captioned in ink on the lower margin. Recently matted. Mount residue on the margins, otherwise a very good bright drawing. Original ink drawing captioned "Canadian Pacific Railway Hotel. National Park. Canada" and used as the illustration to p. 91 of Caine's book. "The Canadian Pacific Railway is building a gigantic hotel which will accommodate 300 guests, but will not be open till next year <...> The magnificent hotel which is being built by the Canadian Pacific Railway will furnish that foreground to the marvellous landscape which always won the special admiration of Dr. Johnson" (p. 68, 91). 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). John Pedder was an English watercolour artist, a member of the Liverpool Academy and a Secretary of the Liverpool Society of Painters in Watercolours. He actively exhibited at the Royal Academy and the Royal Society of British Artists. 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: 1136         Order / Enquire




PEDDER, John (1850-1929) & CAINE, William Sproston (1842-1903)
[Original Ink Drawing of the Fraser River, British Columbia, 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. 13,5x15,5 cm (5 ¼ x 6 in). Signed "JP" in the left lower corner, captioned in ink on the lower margin. Mounted on a larger sheet of Japanese paper and recently matted. Blank margins chipped, otherwise a very good bright drawing. Original ink drawing captioned "Indians catching Salmon. Fraser River. British Columbia" and used as the illustration to p. 121. "There are three separate runs of salmon every year. They run for fresh water in the spawning season, ascending as far inland as possible, after the manner of salmon at home. Those entering the Fraser River work their way to a point 800 miles from salt water. The main seat of the salmon fishing is New Westminster, and for miles above the town the river swarms with boats, manned chiefly by Indians, who scoop the fish out of the water with nets like the ordinary landing net, but much larger" (p. 120-121). 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). John Pedder was an English watercolour artist, a member of the Liverpool Academy and a Secretary of the Liverpool Society of Painters in Watercolours. He actively exhibited at the Royal Academy and the Royal Society of British Artists. 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: 1140         Order / Enquire




PEDDER, John (1850-1929) & CAINE, William Sproston (1842-1903)
[Original Ink Drawing of the Kicking Horse Pass, the 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. 15,5x26,5 cm (6 x 10 ½ in). Signed "JP" in the left lower corner. Recently matted. A very good bright drawing. This original ink drawing used for the illustration "Kicking Horse Pass" (p. 95). "This pass received its ridiculous name from an incident connected with come obstreperous horse ridden by one of the surveyors of the line, which will stick to it for ever. A magnificent view meets the gaze. A huge valley, filled from side to side with magnificent pines and cedars, their dark green intensified by the red-brown of huge areas burnt up by forest fires, in which the enormous trunks stand up like black masts 200 feet high, and 10 or 12 feet thick, is flanked by peak and pinnacle, the Kicking Horse River meandering through the bottom like a silver ribbon. The train, with two powerful engines reversed, and every brake screwed to its tightest, slides down a gradient of 1,250 feet in less that 10 miles" (p. 94). 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). John Pedder was an English watercolour artist, a member of the Liverpool Academy and a Secretary of the Liverpool Society of Painters in Watercolours. He actively exhibited at the Royal Academy and the Royal Society of British Artists. Four other ink drawings used as illustrations for the book and depicting the scenery of British Columbia are now in the B.C. Archives.
$850 USD    Item Number: 1141         Order / Enquire




PEDDER, John (1850-1929) & CAINE, William Sproston (1842-1903)
[Original Ink Drawing of the Niagara River, 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. 14x17,5 cm (5 ½ x 6 ¾ in). Signed "JP" in the left lower corner, captioned in ink on the lower margin. Recently matted. A very good bright drawing. Original ink drawing captioned "The Whirlpool Rapids. Niagara" and used as the illustration to p. 31 of Caine's book. His note on the same page about the then extremely popular daredevils of Niagara Falls: "Niagara appears to have irresistible charms for the fools who enjoy seeing perfomances in which the main attraction is danger to human life. We saw a number of people respectfully surrounding a big but very stupid looking young man. Asking who this was, we were told that he was a hero from Buffalo who had shot the Whirlpool Rapids last week, boxed up in the small hold of a canoe decked over for the purpose. There was no skill displayed in this foolhardy performance, as the hero of it was simply cargo and nothing more, yet scores of people were turning their backs on the grandest scene in the world to gape and stare at this foolish youth". 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). John Pedder was an English watercolour artist, a member of the Liverpool Academy and a Secretary of the Liverpool Society of Painters in Watercolours. He actively exhibited at the Royal Academy and the Royal Society of British Artists. Four other ink drawings used as illustrations for the book and depicting the scenery of British Columbia are now in the B.C. Archives.
$650 USD    Item Number: 1138         Order / Enquire




PEDDER, John (1850-1929) & CAINE, William Sproston (1842-1903)
[Original Ink Drawing of the Summit Lake, the 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. 20x15,5 cm (7 ¾ x 6 in). Signed "JP" in the left lower corner, captioned in pencil on the upper margin. Mounted on a larger sheet of Japanese paper and recently matted. Blank margins chipped, with a couple of small holes, otherwise a very good bright drawing. Original ink drawing captioned "Summit Lake. Rocky Mountains" and used as the illustration to p. 93 of Caine's book. He describes the highest point of the Canadian Pacific Railway, located "5,300 feet above the sea, at the summit lake, marshy and shallow, from which trickles a stream at each end, one of which travels 2,000 miles to the Atlantic, and the other 1,500 miles to the Pacific Ocean" (p. 94). 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). John Pedder was an English watercolour artist, a member of the Liverpool Academy and a Secretary of the Liverpool Society of Painters in Watercolours. He actively exhibited at the Royal Academy and the Royal Society of British Artists. Four other ink drawings used as illustrations for the book and depicting the scenery of British Columbia are now in the B.C. Archives.
$650 USD    Item Number: 1142         Order / Enquire




PEDDER, John (1850-1929) & CAINE, William Sproston (1842-1903)
[Original Watercolour of the Vermillion Lakes, 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. 17x27 cm (6 ¾ x 10 ½ in). Signed "JP" in the right lower corner, captioned in ink on the lower margin. Mounted on a larger sheet of Japanese paper and recently matted. Margins chipped, edge of the lower margin with most part of the caption lost; short, clean tear affecting an inch and a half near the lower border (neatly repaired), otherwise a very good watercolour. This original watercolour was used as the illustration to p. 85 - "Vermillion Lake, National Park". "Probably no white man had ever seen that lake till two or three years ago, and it was a most perfect bit of wild and untouched nature <...> I cannot find words adequately to describe the unique charms of the primitive and unspoiled scenery. The lake was as smooth as glass, its banks were a wild tangle of brushwood, poplar and maple, a perfect blaze of autumn red and gold, out of which sprang tall and sombre cedars and pine trees. Behind these were the snow-clad mountains, the whole perfectly repeated on the surface of the water" (p. 76-79). 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). John Pedder was an English watercolour artist, a member of the Liverpool Academy and a Secretary of the Liverpool Society of Painters in Watercolours. He actively exhibited at the Royal Academy and the Royal Society of British Artists.
$750 USD    Item Number: 1135         Order / Enquire




[PIG STICKING IN INDIA]
[Attractive Unsigned Watercolour of Pig Sticking in India].
Ca. 1870. Watercolour ca. 24,5x41,5 cm (9 ½ x 16 ½ in). Recently matted, with a couple of minor scratches, but overall a very good watercolour. The well executed watercolour show a wild boar being chased by two British hunters with spears on horseback in the foreground and native Indians and an Indian castle in the background. "In India, pigsticking was popular among the Jatts, Gujjars, Rajputs, Sikhs, Maharajas, and with British officers during Victorian and Edwardian times. According to the 1911 edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica, it was encouraged by military authorities as good training because "a startled or angry wild boar is ... a desperate fighter [and therefore] the pig-sticker must possess a good eye, a steady hand, a firm seat, a cool head and a courageous heart" (Wikipedia).
$850 USD    Item Number: 700         Order / Enquire




PRATT, Sidney
[Original Signed ("S.P.") Watercolour Dated and Titled:] Mountains & Water. View near Arrowhead, looking up the Lake. B.C. July 1905.
1905. Watercolour ca, 15x34,5 cm (6 x 13 ½ inches). The watercolour is recently matted. Overall a very good watercolour. Attractive watercolour looking from Arrowhead (a former steamboat port and town) up the Upper Arrow Lake in British Columbia. Arrowhead is now a BC ghost town.
$575 USD    Item Number: 1373         Order / Enquire




PRITCHETT, B.J.
[Original Watercolour Showing the Harbour of Coquimbo, Chile].
January 1851. Watercolour and pencil on paper, ca. 13x17,5 cm (5 ¼ x 7 in). Captioned and signed in pencil in the left lower corner. Mounted on paper within a hand drawn watercolour border. Recently matted, very good watercolour. Early important view of the Chilean city of Coquimbo, which developed from a fishing village into an important international port in the 1840-es, but was officially designated as a town only in 1867. The view was made at the time of the crucial initial stage of Coquimbo's development and gives a wide panorama of the harbour with several large sailing vessels, and the core of the growing settlement, then just a small fishing village, with several houses and a church in the distance. "Coquimbo is a port city, commune and capital of the Elqui Province, located on the Pan-American Highway, in the Coquimbo Region of Chile. The natural harbor in Coquimbo was taken over by Pedro de Valdivia from Spain in 1550. The gold and copper industry in the region led to the city's importance as a port around 1840 and many Europeans especially from England settled in Coquimbo. In 1867 it was recognized as a town" (Wikipedia).
$750 USD    Item Number: 669         Order / Enquire




[PUNE, INDIA]
[Finely Executed Unsigned Watercolour of]: Residence of the Rev. Isaac N. Allen, Poona. 1846.
[Pune], 1846. Watercolour ca. 13,5x21,5 cm (5 ½ x 8 ½ in). Mounted on paper with a manuscript title and lengthy manuscript quote from Walter Scott on verso. This finely executed watercolour shows Allen's residence with a garden tended by a native Indian, three Englishmen (two on horseback) and two dogs playing in the foreground with Pune's rolling hill landscape shown in the background. Reverend Allen went to India and then on to Scinde and Afghanistan in 1840 to preach to wounded soldiers from the First Anglo-Afghan War which was fought between British East India Company and Afghanistan from 1839 to 1842. Then in 1843 he went on to Gujarat before ending up in Pune (Ecclesiastical Gazette).
$850 USD    Item Number: 702         Order / Enquire




ROBINSON, W[illiam] R. (ca. 1810 - ca. 1875)
[Signed British School Watercolour on Paper Captioned On Verso]: S. W. St. Lawrence River, Canada.
[Ontario], ca. 1850. Matted watercolour on paper ca. 27x43 cm (11x17 in). With a couple of minor repaired marginal tears, otherwise a very good watercolour. A well executed and atmospheric watercolour of the South West St. Lawrence River. Robinson had a studio in Durham in the 1840's and was active earlier in Richmond, UK.
$750 USD    Item Number: 722         Order / Enquire




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




[ROHTAS FORT, PUNJAB]
[Unsigned Watercolour View of the Rohtas Fort, Punjab, Pakistan, Titled on Verso:] Fort of Rhotas, Punjab.
Ca. 1870. Watercolour on paper ca. 22,5x31,5 cm (8 ¾ x 12 ½ in). Period ink caption on verso. A very good watercolour, mounted in a recent mat. Large attractive watercolour view of the Rohtas Fort, Punjab, very similar to a wood engraving published in the "Illustrated London News" (1849). Rohtas Fort was in the area of active actions during the Second Anglo-Sikh War (1848-49) which resulted in the annexation of Punjab to the possessions of the East India Company. "Rohtas Fort is a historical garrison fort located near the city of Jhelum in Punjab, Pakistan. It was built by Raja Todar Mal, under the orders of the Afghan king Sher Shah Suri, to subdue the rebellious tribes of the northern Punjab region, in the 16th century. This fort is about 4 km in circumference. The Rohtas fort was built to crush the local tribes of Potohar, who rebelled against the Sur dynasty after the Mughal emperor Humayun was ousted by the former" (Wikipedia).
$850 USD    Item Number: 1477         Order / Enquire




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




[SAINT HELENA, DRAWING]
[Original Pencil Sketch Showing a Panorama of St. Helena from the Sea].
Ca. 1845. Pencil and watercolour on cardboard, ca. 14x22 cm (5 ½ x 8 ¾ in). Captioned in ink "S' Helena" in the right upper corner; ink caption "View of James' Town, St. Helena" and signature on verso. Recently matted, outside dimensions ca. 30,5x40,5 cm (12x16 in). A couple of minor stains on the upper margin, otherwise a very good sketch. The drawing shows a panorama of Jamestown and James Bay with its steep cliffs; three navy vessels are seen in the foreground. The spire of Saint James' Church is also seen. "Jamestown is the capital and historic chief settlement of the island of Saint Helena, in the South Atlantic Ocean. It was founded when English colonists settled on the island in 1659; St Helena is the second-oldest remaining British territory, after Bermuda. The town is built on igneous rock in a small enclave, sandwiched between steep cliffs (that form James Valley) that are unsuitable for building. The town is therefore rather long, thin and densely populated, with tightly knit, long and winding streets. Shrubs and trees decorate some of the street corners. The surrounding terrain is rough and steep, and rockfalls are an occurrence, sometimes damaging buildings" (Wikipedia). Saint James' Church in Jamestown is the oldest Anglican Church in the southern hemisphere (built in 1774). The present sketch shows the church after alterations made in 1843, with a high spire. Nowadays the church doesn't have it as "the spire was taken down in 1980 for safety reasons" (Wikipedia).
$375 USD    Item Number: 376         Order / Enquire




[SECOND BOER WAR]
[Original Ink Drawing Prepared for the "Graphic", Titled]: The Work of the Loyal Women's Guild, South Africa: A Corner of Woodstock Cemetery near Cape Town, with the Decorated Graves of the Fallen (From a Photograph).
[1901]. Detailed ink drawing on paper, ca. 20x27,5 cm (8 x 10 ¾ in), within hand drawn ink frame. With a printed title (cut out of the magazine) tipped to the lower edge. Period ink stamp "14 Feb 91" (but 1901) and period pencil note on verso. A very good drawing. Charming ink drawing made from the original photo and prepared for publication in "The Graphic" during the last phase of the Second Boer War (1899-1902). The view depicts graves of fallen British soldiers at a cemetery in Woodstock, now a suburb of Cape Town, carefully decorated with flowers and wreaths by the members of the Loyal Women's Guild of South Africa. A very good drawing. "During the Anglo-Boer War of 1899-1902 the Royal Engineers were tasked with recording the location of all British military graves of the war. Numerous registers and lists were compiled. During the same war, the Guild of Loyal Women was formed to locate graves, compile registers and mark the graves with iron crosses. The South African Soldiers Graves Association took over this work in 1910" (Burial ground & graves/ South African Heritage Resources Agency online).
$375 USD    Item Number: 1478         Order / Enquire




SHORT, Edward Morrison de Courcy (b. 1857)
[Finely Executed Pencil Drawing Titled]: Saigon.
1887. Drawing ca. 9x20 cm (3 ½ x 8 in). Drawing recently matted and in fine condition. A view of Saigon, capital of the French colony of Cochinchina from 1864-1948 and capital of the independent state of South Vietnam from 1954-75, when it was officially renamed Ho Chi Minh City. From an album of "Sketches made on a trip Round the World." By Edward Morrison de Courcy Short, who attended Charterhouse School, Surrey (1870-6). He passed the Ceylon Civil Service exam in 1878, and in 1905 became Chairman of the Municipal Council and Mayor of Colombo, retiring in 1910.
$375 USD    Item Number: 723         Order / Enquire




SHORT, Edward Morrison de Courcy (b. 1857)
[Two Finely Executed Pencil Drawings of Colombo, Ceylon].
1887. Recently matted, the drawings are in fine condition. The two drawings are: Breakwater - Colombo - Ceylon ca. 10,5x19 cm (4 x 7 ½ in); Harbour - Colombo - Ceylon ca. 11x19 cm (4 x 7 ½ in). "Although the British captured Colombo in 1796, it remained a British military outpost until the Kandyan Kingdom was ceded to them in 1815 and they made Colombo the capital of their newly created crown colony of British Ceylon. Unlike the Portuguese and Dutch before them, whose primary use of Colombo was as a military fort, the British began constructing houses and other civilian structures around the fort, giving rise to the current City of Colombo" (Wikipedia). Two views of Colombo, Ceylon, are from an album of "Sketches made on a trip Round the World." By Edward Morrison de Courcy Short, who attended Charterhouse School, Surrey (1870-6). He passed the Ceylon Civil Service exam in 1878, and in 1905 became Chairman of the Municipal Council and Mayor of Colombo, retiring in 1910. List of Carthusians, 1800-1879, by W.D. Parrish.
$650 USD    Item Number: 724         Order / Enquire




[SIMLA, ENGLISH SCHOOL]
[A View of a Himalayan Range, Most Likely Near Simla, With Men Wearing Native Indian Dress in the Foreground].
N.d. [ca. 1860]. Watercolour and pencil ca. 51x34 cm (20 x 13 ¼ in). The painting is on the artist's original wash-line mount on the thicker Whatman paper, and in a recent matting. Unsigned. There are some areas of browning on the upper part of the painting, otherwise a very good watercolour. The watercolour shows a mountainous landscape with gorgeous snowy peaks occupying the upper part of the view, and with a serpentine road and men wearing Indian native dress in the foreground. Most likely an area near Simla (Shimla), a favourite summer refuge for the British in India in the 19th century and the official summer capital of British Raj from 1864. Located in the north-west Himalayas at an average altitude of 2250 m (7234 ft), Simla was the star of the hill stations - mountainous resorts providing relief to British society from the heat and disease of the plains. "The Himalayan resorts were at an average altitude of six thousand feet and offered magnificent views of range after range of jagged snowy peaks. This region became a venue for leisure activities and the towns in the hills rapidly acquired the character of English villages" (British library). Drawings of hill stations' mountainous landscapes quickly became a popular pastime for professional and amateur artists: "These places appeared as a Garden of Eden to the British. Here they found relief from the poverty, disease, dirt and heat of the Plains.., For both men and women, holidays in the Hills gave them unbroken leisure to sit and sketch with worries set aside, among scenes anglicised to look like home.., [Simla in particular was apprehended as a place of] a grander less-tamed nature with dark woods and conifers set against a staggering backcloth of stupendous peaks" (Archer M., Lightbown R. India Observed: India as viewed by British Artists, 1760-1860. London, 1982).
$850 USD    Item Number: 705         Order / Enquire




SMITH, Charlotte J.
[RHINE CASTLES & EUROPEAN TRAVELS: Collection of Thirteen Watercolours and Drawings Made on a Trip to the Rhine Castles, Tagus River in Spain, Moreton Hall in Cheshire, Ghent, and Italy].
1827-1829. Oblong Folio (ca. 26,5x37,5 cm). 57 leaves. With 13 mounted watercolours and drawings (five within hand drawn ink frames), the majority ca. 17x25 cm (6 ½ x 10 in), others slightly larger or smaller. Watercolour, ink and pencil on paper. Six works captioned, signed or dated by the artist; also with her ink inscription on the front pastedown endpaper "Charlotte Smith. Nov. 30th 1829". Album with period marble papered boards, neatly rebacked (gilt tooled brown red half straight grained morocco). A near fine album. An attractive collection of watercolours and drawings by a skilled artist, showing preciseness and attention to the smallest details. The pencil drawings include three impressive views of the German Rhine castles - 'Vautsberg' (Burg Rheinstein) and the castle of Heidelberg (general panorama and a view of the inner yard); there are also two large ink drawings of the Tagus River with fishermen's boats, and a serene ink drawn view of Moreton Hall, a 16th century half-timbered manor in Cheshire. The watercolours are represented with a sketch of a baroque building in Ghent, two large views of an Italian city, probably Venice, with gondolas on water, locals lazily strolling down the street and laundry drying outside; an interior of an Italian (?) courtyard with impressive columns, a scene with two men in Turkish costumes taking water from a street fountain, an architectural style drawing of a reception hall, and a colourful sketch of a manor.
$1850 USD    Item Number: 678         Order / Enquire




[SOURCE OF THE NILE]. GOLDSMITH, George, Captain RN (1806-1875)
[Original Watercolour showing an African Village with Native Inhabitants, Titled]: "Sir R. Baker's Source of the Nile."
Ca. 1866. Grisaille watercolour and pencil on an album leaf, ca. 18x27 cm (ca. 7 x 10 ½ in). Captioned in pencil on the lower margin. With a pencil sketch of a native African man on verso. Mounted in a recent mat, overall a very good watercolour. The talented artist was British navy officer George Goldsmith. He joined the Royal Navy in 1821 and was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant (1828), Commander (1841), Captain (1842), Vice-Admiral (1867) and Admiral (1875). Goldsmith served in the Mediterranean, West Coast Africa and the East Indies. He took part in the 1st Anglo-Chinese War, with HMS Hyacinth; and the Crimean War, with HMS Sidon under his command. Upon return to Britain he became Superintendent of the dockyard at Chatham and was created Companion of the Bath for his services in the Crimea. The watercolour shows a native village, apparently near Lake Albert - one of the African Great Lakes which was discovered by Baker during his travel to the region in 1861-1865. Baker proved the lake to be, together with Lake Victoria, the source of the Nile - and for this achievement he was knighted and awarded with the gold medals of the Royal Geographical Society and Paris Geographical Society. Curiously, Baker's name in the caption is initialed as "R", instead of "S"[amuel].
$650 USD    Item Number: 847         Order / Enquire




SPENCE, Percy Frederick Seaton (1868-1933)
[Original Watercolour prepared for the "Graphic", Titled]: "Soldiers Making Friends with Lascars on a P. & O. Transport. 'One touch of Nature'."
2 Nov 99. Grisaille watercolour on cardboard, heightened in white, ca. 16x21 cm (ca. 6 ¼ x 8 ¼ in), within hand drawn ink frame. Signed in watercolour on the lower margin, printed title (cut out of the magazine) tipped to the lower edge. From a sketch by F.C. Dickinson. Ink stamp "2 Nov 99" on verso. A very good watercolour. The watercolour was prepared for publication in "The Graphic" and shows a scene from the early period of the Second Boer War (11 October 1899 - 31 May 1902). A British soldier offers a cigarette to an East Indian sailor while on a P. & O. (The Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company) ship bound for South Africa, where the war had started a month before. Percy Frederick Seaton Spence was an Australian artist, famous for his graphic works made for several noted Australian and British magazines (Sydney Daily Telegraph, Illustrated Sydney News, Punch, Black and White, The Graphic, et al.). He exhibited in the Royal Art Society of New South Wales, and the Royal Academy of Arts (RA); his works are held by the National Gallery (London), State Library of New South Wales, the University of Sydney and the High Court of Australia, Canberra (Wikipedia).
$750 USD    Item Number: 869         Order / Enquire




[ST. VINCENT, CAPE VERDE]
[Two Unsigned Watercolour Views: Mindelo, St. Vincent - Washington's Head, St. Vincent [Cape Verde Islands].
Ca. 1840. Watercolours each ca. 16x34 cm (6 ½ x 13 in). Recently matted in one mat, watercolours in near fine condition. The two well executed watercolours show: 1) Mindelo with its harbour and several boats and ships; 2) Washington's Head with a ship and launch with sailors diving and swimming in the foreground. St. Vincent (São Vicente) "was discovered on Saint Vincent's Day (January 22) in 1462. Due to its lack of water, the island was initially used only as a cattle pasture by some proprietors of the neighboring island of Santo Antão. The island remained practically uninhabited until the middle of the 19th century. It was only in 1838, when a coal deposit was established in Porto Grande to supply ships on Atlantic routes, that the population started to grow rapidly. Due to the lack of rain and consequent lack of natural resources, the economy of São Vicente is based mainly on commerce and services...,Because of its excellent harbour, Mindelo (on the island of São Vicente) became an important commercial centre during the 19th century" (Wikipedia).
$975 USD    Item Number: 707         Order / Enquire




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




STONE, H.A.
[Original Signed & Dated Watercolour Titled:] Mount Edith Cavell from Lake Beauvert, Jasper Pk.
1927. Watercolour, ca. 23,5x33,5 cm (9 ½ x 13 ½ in). Watercolour matted under glass in a period molded gilt wood frame. A very good watercolour. Watercolour not examined out of the frame. This attractive skillfully executed watercolour shows a view of Mount Edith Cavell looking south from Lac Beauvert. "Lac Beauvert, or Beauvert Lake is a small lake (0.4 km²) in Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada. It is located next to the Jasper Park Lodge, a Fairmont Hotels and Resorts property. The lake is located a 10 minute drive North-East of the town of Jasper" (Wikipedia).
$650 USD    Item Number: 1146         Order / Enquire




TEMPLER, Charles Bertram, Major (1860-1931)
[Album of Twelve Original Watercolours of Ladakh, with a Later Watercolour View of Rochefort, France].
Ca. 1886. Oblong Folio (28x37,5 cm). 5 leaves. Thirteen watercolours mounted on recto and verso of the card album leaves, including eight larger ones, ca. 17,5x25 cm (7x10 in) or slightly smaller, and five smaller ones, ca. 12,5x17,5 cm (5x7 in). All watercolours captioned in ink on the lower margins of the album leaves, all but one are signed "CBT" and dated 1886 and 1909 in the lower left or right corners of the drawings. Manuscript title of the album on the first free endpaper "C.B. Templer. Octr. 1928. Exmouth. With sketches dating from 1886." With a large cabinet portrait photo ca. 20x15,5 cm (7 ¾ x 6 in), captioned "Charles Johann" [?] in the right lower corner, mounted on the front pastedown. Period black half sheep with green pebble-grain cloth boards. Expertly rebacked in style, card mounts slightly age toned, otherwise a very good album. An album of interesting watercolours of Ladakh (now a part of the Jammu and Kashmir State, India) executed by Major C.B. Templer of the Indian Army, 19th Regiment of Bengal Lancers (Fane's Horse). He served in India in 1880-1893 and took part in the second Mirazai Expedition of 1891. During his service with the 19th Lancers Templer participated in the horse races and was the first holder of the Indian Grand National Trophy (Some reminiscences of Indian Sport// The Field, The Country Gentleman's Newspaper, Christmas 1922, p. 5). After the end of his career Templer lived in Execliff (Exmouth), actively travelled around Europe and also visited South Africa. The album includes eleven accomplished watercolours made in Ladakh in 1886, during Templer's time in the Indian Army, including a view of "Leh, capital of Ladakh" with the Leh Palace in the centre and the Ladakh mountain range in the background, a panorama of a "Tartar Camp" near Ladakh with tents made of woolen blankets, portraits of a Buddhist Lama with the prayer wheel, Ladakh shepherd "Bipari, trader in sheep's wool," and of a woman coolie. Five watercolours depict local animals, with expressive notes by Templer: "Ladakh Transport!! Yak, goat & sheep," "Spiti Pony. Very hard, never shod!! Feet as hard as iron!!," "Fighting Cock!," "Watch dog - Guards the sheep, goats &c., protected by iron collars against Leopards, wolves &c.," "Kyang - wild horse of Ladakh." Another drawing shows the grave of Templer's charger Sweetheart somewhere in the Ladakh hills, with a note: "She was with me for 18 years, was my Charger and won me eleven races!! She was perfection in every way!!" There is also a beautiful view of snow covered peaks of the Himalayas taken from the Narkanda mountain station near Simla. The last watercolour dated 1903 depicts a small bridge & stream at Rochefort, France. Overall a beautiful illustrative account on Ladakh.
$1850 USD    Item Number: 1521         Order / Enquire




TEMPLER, Charles Bertram, Major (1860-1931)
[Collection of Six Original Watercolours of South Africa, with two Watercolour Views taken at the coast of Normandy, France].
Ca. 1923. Oblong Folio (27,5x37,5 cm). 4 card leaves. Eight watercolours mounted on recto and verso of the card album leaves, each ca. 17,5x25 cm (7x10 in). All watercolours captioned in ink on lower margins of the album leaves, signed "CBT" and dated in the lower left or right corners of the drawings. Period style black half sheep with brown cloth boards. Card mounts slightly age toned, otherwise a very good album. An album of interesting watercolours of South Africa created by Major C.B. Templer of the Indian Army, 19th Regiment of Bengal Lancers (Fane's Horse). He served in India in 1880-1893 and took part in the second Mirazai Expedition of 1891. During his service with the 19th Lancers Templer participated in the horse races and was the first holder of the Indian Grand National Trophy (Some reminiscences of Indian Sport// The Field, The Country Gentleman's Newspaper, Christmas 1922, p. 5). After the end of his career Templer lived in Execliff (Exmouth), actively travelled around Europe and also visited South Africa. The watercolours, dated December 1922-March 1923 include two views of Cape Town's Sea Point area showing the Lion's Head Mountain, Camps Bay and Twelve Apostles mountain range. Three watercolours taken near George (Western Cape Province) show the George Peak (Outeniqua Mountains), historic Montagu Pass and a pine plantation in the town's vicinity. There is also a humorous portrait of a rickshaw in Johannesburg with the commentary: "A Conveyance much used by the Dutch in Jo'burg, something after the style of the Indian Jin-Rickoshaw! The men with them wear fantastic costumes!!!" The album additionally contains two later watercolours (dated July 1923) depicting an island commune of Mont Saint Michel in Normandy and a coastal view, apparently also in France. Overall a very good album with unusual views of South Africa.
$1250 USD    Item Number: 1508         Order / Enquire




THRING, Alicia Anne (1783-1862)
[CHINESE COSTUMES: Twenty Watercolours of Chinese Subjects, the Majority Showing Chinese Costumes, Mounted on Seven Album Leaves].
Clifton, Bristol, June 25th 1824. Watercolours on card ca. 11x10 cm (4x4 in) or slightly smaller mounted on seven large quarto (29x22,5 cm) album leaves, all but three captioned in manuscript ink. One watercolour and caption loose, loose watercolour signed and dated "Alicia Anne Thring June 25th 1824." Overall the collection is in very good condition. Thring is an artist known for her fine botanical studies. The present charming Chinese costume watercolours are of a similar quality and the subjects include: Kien Long Emperor of China; Grand Lama; Mandarin; Chinese Soldiers; A Tartar Soldier; Another Tartar Soldier; Riding Barrow of a Tartar Lady; Cormorants Fishing; Chine Working Man - Chinese Peasant; Mahometan Woman & Son; Mandarin of the Fifth Class; Chinese Stage Cart; A Bonze Performing his Vow; A Chinese Lady; A Young Licentiate, Sedan Chair of the Prime Minister; Tartar Woman & Child, Tao-Tse.
$2500 USD    Item Number: 1583         Order / Enquire




[TIMOR SEA]
[Brown Sepia Watercolour View of the Coast of Timor with Native Boats, and a Mountainous Shore in the Distance].
Ca. 1820es. Brown watercolour and pencil on paper, ca. 15,5x23 cm (6x9 in). Recently matted, very good watercolour. The view obviously taken from the ship's deck, shows the inhabitants of Timor approaching in boats in attempt to sell their goods; a mountainous shore reveals itself in the background. 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).
$750 USD    Item Number: 709         Order / Enquire




[TORQUAY]
[Unsigned Watercolour View of Torquay, England, Titled on Verso:] Torquay from Livermead Sand, 20 October 1874.
1874. Watercolour on paper ca. 22x32,5 cm (8 ½ x 12 ¾ in). Period ink caption on verso. A very good watercolour, mounted in a recent mat. Large attractive watercolour by an unknown artist, showing the Torquay harbour and city from the grounds of the Livermead House hotel. The view depicts picturesque houses and cliffs, several ships in the harbour, with a fishing boat and a peasant with his horse in the foreground. In the early 19th century "the town began to develop into a fashionable seaside resort, initially frequented by members of the Royal Navy during the Napoleonic Wars while the Royal Navy anchored in the bay. Later, as the town's fame spread, it was popular with the crème de la crème of Victorian society. Renowned for its healthful climate, the town earned the nickname of the English Riviera and favourable comparisons to Montpellier. Torquay was the home of the writer Agatha Christie, who was born in the town and lived there during her early years" (Wikipedia).
$850 USD    Item Number: 1479         Order / Enquire




[TRINIDADE & MARTIM VAZ]
[Original Watercolour of the Brazilian Island Trindade Dated and Titled:] Ille de la Trinite, Vue le 1er Janvier 1821..,
At sea, January 1, 1821. Watercolour ca. 19x28 cm (8 x 11 ½ in.) Grey wash on paper, mounted on an album leaf with double borders ruled in ink, manuscript caption title. Overall a very good watercolour. This attractively executed watercolour by an anonymous French voyager shows the Island of Trindade with a ship's launch at sea in the foreground. "Trindade and Martim Vaz .., is an archipelago located about 1,200 kilometers (740 mi) east of Vitória in the Southern Atlantic Ocean, belonging to the State of Espírito Santo, Southeast Brazil... The archipelago consists of five islands and several rocks and stacks; Trindade is the largest island.., The islands are of volcanic origin and have rugged terrain. They are largely barren, except for the southern part of Trindade. They were discovered in 1502 by Portuguese explorer Estêvão da Gama and stayed Portuguese until they became part of Brazil at its independence. From 1890 to 1896, Trindade was occupied by the United Kingdom until an agreement with Brazil was reached. During the period of British occupation, Trindade was known as "South Trinidad"" (Wikipedia).
$750 USD    Item Number: 1425         Order / Enquire




TROTTER, A[lexander] M[ason] (Scotland 1891-1946)
[Watercolour, Apparently Used as an Illustration in 'The Graphic', Titled On Verso]: Death of Livingstone.
London, 1917. Matted watercolour on Whatman board ca. 27x38 cm (11x15 in). With an old fold (cracked at margins) on lower margin not affecting the main image, otherwise a very striking watercolour in very good condition. This striking watercolour is a latter reworking of the famous scene of the death of David Livingstone. "David Livingstone died in that area in Chief Chitambo's village at Ilala southeast of Lake Bangweulu in present-day Zambia on 1 May 1873 from malaria and internal bleeding caused by dysentery. He took his final breaths while kneeling in prayer at his bedside. (His journal indicates that the date of his death would have been 1 May, but his attendants noted the date as 4 May, which they carved on a tree and later reported; this is the date on his grave.) Britain wanted the body to give it a proper ceremony, but the tribe would not give his body to them. Finally they relented, but cut the heart out and put a note on the body that said, "You can have his body, but his heart belongs in Africa!". Livingstone's heart was buried under a Mvula tree near the spot where he died, now the site of the Livingstone Memorial. His body together with his journal was carried over a thousand miles by his loyal attendants Chuma and Susi to the coast to Bagamoyo, and was returned to Britain for burial. After lying in repose at No.1 Savile Row "then the headquarters of the Royal Geographical Society, now the home of bespoke tailors Gieves & Hawkes" his remains were interred at Westminster Abbey" (Wikipedia).
$975 USD    Item Number: 726         Order / Enquire




TURNER, Captain Henry A., Royal Artillery (British, active 1849-1853)
[Original Initialed (on verso) "H.A.T." Watercolour on two Joined Sheets, Dated & Titled:] Pilgrim. The Governor's Residence Barbados. Apl. 1852.
1852. Watercolour ca. 18x26,5 cm (7 ½ x 10 ½ in). Recently matted. Watercolour overall in very good condition. This attractive and skillfully executed pencil and watercolour view shows "Government House [which] is the official residence and office of the Governor-General of Barbados. It was built in the colonial days and was the residence of the Governor of Barbados. It later continued in the role of official residence and office of the Governor-General following political independence from the United Kingdom in 1966. Government House was once a Quaker Plantation, until it was purchased by the Imperial Government, when it acted as a replacement to The Bagatelle Great House in the Parish of St. Thomas" (Wikipedia).
$850 USD    Item Number: 1380         Order / Enquire




TURNER, Captain Henry A., Royal Artillery (British, active 1849-1853)
[Original Initialed Drawing Heightened in White Titled:] St. Georges, Grenada, W.I.
Ca. 1852. Drawing on brown paper, ca. 23,5x33,5 cm (9x13 in). Recently matted, a minor smudge on the upper left but otherwise a very good drawing. This drawing is from a collection of watercolours and drawings of which several were initialed 'H.A.T.' on the mounts, and the majority were titled and dated 1851-52. "St. George's is the capital of Grenada. The city is surrounded by a hillside of an old volcano crater and is on a horseshoe-shaped harbor" (Wikipedia).
$750 USD    Item Number: 1147         Order / Enquire




TURNER, Captain Henry A., Royal Artillery (British, active 1849-1853)
[Two Watercolour Panoramas each on four Joined Sheets Titled: "St. Georges, Grenada from Hospital Hill," & "View of the Harbour, St. Georges, Grenada, from Belmont Hill." Dated on verso 1852.]
1852. Each panorama ca. 18x54 cm (7 ½ x 21 ½ in). Both watercolour panoramas consisting of four sheets of paper joined with strips of linen and overall in very good condition. Recently matted. These two attractive and skillfully executed pencil and watercolour panoramas, each on four sheets of paper, are part of a series of studies by Captain Turner for two hand coloured lithograph views:"View of the Town and Harbour, St. George's, Grenada, West Indies taken from the hill above Belmont, showing the barracks and Richmond Hill on the right and Fort George on the left," & "View of the Harbour, St George's, Grenada, W.I. Taken from Fort George," both published by Ackermann & Co., London 1852. The panoramas are from larger collection of watercolours and drawings of which several were signed with initials 'H.A.T.' on the mounts, and the majority were titled and dated 1851-52. "St. George's is the capital of Grenada. The city is surrounded by a hillside of an old volcano crater and is on a horseshoe-shaped harbor" (Wikipedia).
$3250 USD    Item Number: 1066         Order / Enquire




[VIETNAM]
[Three Original Watercolours Showing a Vietnamese Carrier, a Palanquin and a Porter].
Ca. 1919. Three works, watercolour and pencil on French watermarked bluish album paper, two ca. 31x23,5 cm (12 ¼ x 9 ¼ in), one slightly smaller. Mounted on period slightly larger brown paper leaves. Pencil captions under the images, and pencil notes on the mounts. Overall a very good collection. The collection includes interesting images of a Vietnamese palanquin carrier, dressed in traditional red ao-dai (robe) with yellow mount, and a head dress; one of the watercolours shows him while holding the carcass of a palanquin. The third picture presents a colourful red palanquin with green decorations and yellow ornaments. Overall a nice collection illustrating the traditional transport of Vietnam.
$850 USD    Item Number: 711         Order / Enquire




WALTON, Frederic E.
[Album with 21 Signed "F.E.W." Original Watercolours Titled:] Sketches in the United States of America and Canada.
Ca. 1892. Quarto (27x24 cm). With 21 monochrome mounted watercolours ca. 12,5x24,5 cm (5 x 9 ½ in). Period dark brown gilt tooled half morocco with brown cloth sides album produced by J. L Fairbanks & Co. Boston. Some minor age-toning of mount leaves but overall a very good album. This album contains attractive watercolours of a tour through Ontario, New York State and Vermont and includes views of: "The American Fall - July 1892;" "Horseshoe Fall;" "American Fall;" "The Thousand Islands;" "The Sentinel;" "Lotus Island;" "Lake of the Thousand Islands;" a lake scene; a river steamer; "Saranac Inn;" "Little Fish Creek;" "Bowditch Camp. Keene Valley;" "Putnam Camp;" " The Brook. Keene Valley;" "Camp. Ausable Lake;" "Ausable Lake;" "Lake Champlain;" "Lake Champlain (2);" "Adirondack Deer;" ocean view; residence on a lake.
$1250 USD    Item Number: 1537         Order / Enquire




WILES, Bernard Harper (1883-1966)
[Watercolour Portrait of a Sitting North-African Woman in Native Dress].
1911. Watercolour and ink on paper. Ca. 35x26 cm (13 ½ x 10 in). Signed and dated in the right lower corner. Recently matted, outside dimensions ca. 43x35,5 cm (17x14 in). A near fine watercolour. Bernard Harper Wiles was the youngest son of sculptor Henry Wiles and perhaps most gifted. His artist brothers included W.G. Wiles and Frank Wiles. During the First World War, Bernard was an official war artist and seven of his works are held by the Imperial War Museum in London. After the war Bernard travelled throughout the Middle and Far East, painting as he went. The 1914 Bernard Wiles painting "The Water Carrier at a Town Gate" is typical of his works during this period (see the website about his brother W.G. Wiles, a South African artist).
$850 USD    Item Number: 435         Order / Enquire




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




WITTIG, Friedrich Wilhelm (German, 1854 - d. after 1912)
[BERLIN: A Signed and Dated Grisaille Watercolour Heightened with White of a Balloon Ascending over Tempelhof Field in 1912].
1912. Watercolour ca. 29x47 cm (11 ½ x 18 ½ in) mounted on card. With some very minor signs of wear but overall a very good painting. Recently matted. This attractive and very skillfully executed watercolour shows a balloon ascending over Tempelhof Field in Berlin in 1912. Most likely the balloon shown is the "Preussen" which was the first manned balloon to ascend to over 10,000 metres, a feat which was accomplished on the 31st of July 1901 by Berlin Meteorologists, Arthur Berson und Reinhard Süring. This lively and atmospheric painting shows Tempelhof field filled with people watching a balloon ascend.
$1500 USD    Item Number: 1068         Order / Enquire




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




ZERBE
[Original Signed and Dated Watercolour Titled:] Danzig.
1911. Pencil, watercolour and bodycolour on paper ca. 35,5x28 cm (14x11 in). Recently matted. Title, signature and date slightly cropped by still readable, extreme top margin mildly sunned, but overall still a very good watercolour. This attractive watercolour shows the Gdansk Long Market with the Neptune's Fountain, Artus's Court and Town Hall.
$650 USD    Item Number: 1324         Order / Enquire



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