Ventnor Coastal View, Isle of Wight - Late 19th-century watercolour painting

An original late 19th-century watercolour painting, Ventnor Coastal View, Isle of Wight.

A scenic view, in ink and watercolour, of the road along the coast near Ventnor, in the Isle of Wight. Verso there is an equally detailed pen and ink drawing of the Shanklin Chine, a bridge near a waterfall and natural rock formation on the Isle of Wight.

Unsigned. Inscribed lower right: 'View from the Coast from Ventnor, Isle of Wight.' Inscribed verso lower right: 'Shanklin Chine, Isle of Wight'.
Foxing and age toning as shown and verso.  
12.1cm x 17.9cm.

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-526

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