Sunset over Coastal Landscape - Original 1884 watercolour painting


An original 1884 watercolour painting, Sunset over Coastal Landscape.

A beautifully chromatic watercolour painting of a sunset over a coastal landscape, with sailboats and a gliding seagull. Verso there is a partial additional watercolour painting of two figures in a grassy landscape. 

Unsigned. Dated lower right. 
Foxing and age toning as shown. Stray smudges and watercolour marks as shown and verso.
6.6cm x 17cm.

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-503

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