Charles Wirgman, June Regatta, Asnieres near Paris - 1855 watercolour painting

An original 1855 watercolour painting, Charles Wirgman June Regatta, Asnieres near Paris.

A charming graphite drawing with watercolour wash of the regatta at Asnieres near Paris. Mounted onto hand-ruled card with window cut to verso. The mount is inscribed with the artist name at the lower right as shown.

Unsigned. Inscribed and dated lower right.
Generally in good condition, there are two small abrasions to the paper on the verso at the lower edge.
10.5cm x 16.9cm.

English artist and cartoonist Charles Wirgman (1832-1891) was the creator of the Japan Punch and illustrator in China and Meiji period Japan for the Illustrated London News. Wirgman arrived in Japan in 1861 as a correspondent for the Illustrated London News, and went on to teach western-style drawing and painting techniques to a number of Japanese artists, notably the ukiyo-e artist Kobayashi Kiyochika. He resided in Yokohama from 1861 until his death. This painting dates from before Wirgman travelled to Japan.

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Product code: JD-546

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