Fanny Atkinson, Long-haired Goat - 1845 grisaille watercolour painting




An original 1845 watercolour painting, Fanny Atkinson Long-haired Goat.

An attractive painting in grisaille. Its graphic crispness gives a strikingly modern effect. On heavy paper with blindstamp to lower right corner: "De La Rue James & Rudd, Extra Superfine, London".

Unsigned.
Very minor foxing and age toning as shown. There is a light scratch to the paper surface at the lower left, and a brown stain to the right edge as shown.
16.4cm x 21.3cm.
Unframed.

This painting forms part of a collection of works by a Victorian lady, Fanny Atkinson, characterised by their exquisite detail and appearance of effortless clarity. Two of the paintings are dated, 1845 and 1846. The pictures include many floral and natural history subjects, rendered with outstanding precision and detail, in jewel-like tones. There are also some unusual paintings on Chinese pith paper, and some striking grisaille landscape scenes featuring landmarks in England, Ireland and Switzerland. The presence of these subjects and the pith material suggest that Fanny Atkinson had embarked on Continental travel, and also had connections with the Far East, likely in the form of the British East India Company.

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Product code: JD-329


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