W. Allcot, Rural House with Figures - Original 1850s watercolour painting

An original 1850s watercolour painting, W. Allcot Rural House with Figures.

An attractive pastoral view in an appealing colour palette. In watercolour and graphite. Laid down on backing paper.


Minor age toning and marks to the far corners, as shown. Please see photos for detail.
11.1cm x 18.5cm.

This painting is one of a collection of works that we have for sale by W. Allcot, dating from around the 1850s. The collection comprises charming pastoral landscape views around the southeast of England, in particular rural Essex and Kent. It appears that W. Allcot was William Allcot, described as ‘gentleman’, born c.1800 at Portsea, Hampshire, and who moved to Tonbridge in Kent. A couple of the works are additionally inscribed ‘Nash’: William Allcot’s daughter Priscilla Eliza married a John Nash. Allcot’s appealing painting style consists of flat washes - made popular by the likes of Alexander Cozens and John Varley - which create crisp clarity of form, overlaid with dabs of colour or marks in graphite, to delineate detail.

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Product code: JN-627

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