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Charles Frederick Buckley (1812-1869) - Watercolour, Sleeping Child, 'Innocence'



A very fine circular watercolour study of a sleeping baby. Later inscribed with initials and title to the reverse, presumably taken from an inscription on the original album page. On wove.


Condition is typical for a picture of this age with some minor discolouration and foxing to edges, but overall the appearance is very good. Areas of thin paint in areas above the sitter's head.


13.9 x 13.9cm (5.5" x 5.5")
Sheet: 20 x 20cm (7.9" x 7.9")

Collection Information

From a 19th century album of very fine Victorian watercolours and graphite drawings by members of the Buckley family, who were an artistic Irish family originally from Cork. Featuring works by Charles Frederick Buckley (1812-1869), John Edmund Buckley (1820-1884), W. R Buckley and others. An original inscription in the album reads 'Mrs Holdernesse - the gift of her affectionate brother C F Buckley.

We have included images of the original album and this inscription for reference only - you will not receive these with your purchase. Collection Code 19vQ

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Artist Biography

Charles Frederick Buckley was likely born in Cork, Ireland in 1812 and died in London in 1869. He was a member of an artistic Irish family. Charles exhibited at the British Institution and the Royal Society of British Artists on Suffolk Street, London between 1841-1869 (Benezit Vol II). Records suggest he was living with fellow watercolourist and miniaturist John Edmund Buckley at 17 King William Street, London in 1843. John was also an Irish artist from Cork and presumably the two were brothers. Charles' work has a strong presence on the auction market.

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Code ph570
Artist Charles Frederick Buckley (1812-1869)
Date Mid 19th Century
Dimensions 13.9 x 13.9cm
Medium Watercolour
Style Realism
Subject Children & Infants
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