Mid 19th Century Watercolour - Church and Ruins
DescriptionA view at the edge of a historic town featuring a ruin and a white church. Presented in a wash line mount. Unsigned. On wove laid to backing wove.
There is some minor foxing, discolouration, and mount burn. There is a small loss to the substrate in the upper-right corner. Overall in good condition.
18.3 x 26.4cm (7.2" x 10.4")
A very fine collection of watercolours painted from the 1830s to 1850s, likely by the same hand. The collection predominantly depicts landscapes and villages in the Western Alps, consisting of southeastern France, northwestern Italy, and southwestern Switzerland, with a particular focus on the area surrounding Lake Geneva known as the Swiss Riviera. The artist demonstrates a mastery of light and atmosphere, deftly capturing both the natural beauty and timeless grandeur of this part of the world. Most of the paintings are inscribed with some details on the verso, such as the date and location.
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|Date||Mid 19th Century|
|Dimensions||18.3 x 26.4cm|
|Subject||Architecture & Cityscapes|
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