Charles William Day, Berbice, Guyana - Early 19th-century watercolour

An original early 19th-century watercolour painting, Charles William Day Fort San Andreas, Berbice, Guyana.

Watercolour with graphite. Mounted onto hand-ruled card with window cut to verso.

Berbice, Guyana was colonised by the British (after the Dutch) in 1796. Fort San Andreas was built at the entrance to the Berbice River.

Unsigned. Inscribed lower right.
Generally in good condition, there is a small patch of abrasion to the verso at the lower left.
5.4cm x 13cm.

Charles William Day (fl.1815-1859) was a traveller, writer and artist. He was author of a book entitled "The Art of Miniature Painting", published London 1852. He also penned "Five Years' Residence in the West Indies" published in 1852 (he lived in the United States for three years prior to travelling in the West Indies) and wrote "Hints on Etiquette", published in London and later in America, as "The American ladies' and gentleman's manual of elegance, fashion, and true politeness".

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Product code: JD-523

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