Boats in Harbour, Greenwich - Original late 19th-century pen & ink drawing

An original late 19th-century pen & ink drawing, Boats in Harbour, Greenwich.

A charmingly detailed pen and ink drawing of boats in the Thames Harbour in front of the Royal Hospital at Greenwich. Verso there are partial graphite drawings of various types of dogs.

Unsigned. Dated lower right. Inscribed lower left: 'Greenwich'.
In good condition for its age. Minor age toning as shown. Stray pencil mark to the lower left corner.
5.6cm x 9.6cm.

This work is part of a series of small, picturesque works in ink and watercolour of nautical, seascape and coastal landscape views from the 1880s, mainly from the Isle of Wight. The pen and ink drawings are done with a delicately fine tipped pen in a linear, engraving type style. The watercolours work on a similar principle, focusing on minute gradations of tone and line in a harmonious balance for their size. Given the similarity between the style and detail, it is likely they were all done by the same steady hand, while on idyllic travels around the English coast.

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Product code: JF-469

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