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Eliza Westlake - Mid 19th Century Watercolour, The Well House

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On wove.


Condition is typical for a picture of this age including some minor discolouration and foxing as shown.


14.6 x 22.8cm (5.7" x 9")
Sheet: 15.4 x 23.5cm (6.1" x 9.3")

Collection Information

From a mid 19th century album of watercolours. The fly page is inscribed Sketches Eliza Westlake. Most watercolours were labelled on the album page with a date and a location, first in pencil then overwritten in pen. The paintings were pasted to both sides of the album sheet. We removed them from the sheets and cleaned the foxing which was present. On high quality watercolour paper. Most of the watercolours had inscriptions written below them on the album page. Where these were present, we copied the inscription onto the back of the painting in soft pencil. Most of the locations are near Niton on the Isle of Wight where I think Eliza must have had a house. The other location is Fordingbridge in the New Forest.

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Artist Biography

The Westlake family were very prominent in the Fordingbridge area during the 19th and 20th century. They were Quakers as were other noted family's at that time.

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Code ph520
Artist Eliza Westlake
Date Mid 19th Century
Dimensions 14.6 x 22.8cm
Medium Watercolour
Style Realism
Subject Landscape
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