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Albert Markes (1865-1901) - Framed Late 19th Century Watercolour, Sailing Boats



A charming watercolour by the well listed British artist Albert Markes (1865-1901). The delicate brush work and subtle tones are indicative of Markes impressive proficiency in the watercolour medium. Well presented in a double washline mount and gilt frame. With a 'Burford Gallery' label on the reverse. Signed. On watercolour paper.


The condition is typical for a picture of this age including some discolouration. With light scuffing to the edges of the frame. Overall the appearance is good.


18.2 x 12.8cm (7.2" x 5")
Framed Size: 43.9 x 37cm (17.3" x 14.6")

Artist Biography

The son of marine artist Richmond Markes, Albert Markes first worked as a shop assistant in Newquay, Cornwall. He later moved to London, where he found a ready market for his watercolours of coastal scenes with fishing boats, which he signed 'Albert'. He was sent by dealers to paint on the Essex coast, at Leigh-on-Sea and Southend, and also in Belgium and Holland. He drank a great deal, had only one eye and is believed to have been colour blind.

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Code kp647
Artist Albert Markes (1865-1901)
Date Late 19th Century
Dimensions 18.2 x 12.8cm
Medium Watercolour
Style Realism
Subject Seascape & Coastal
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