Huy Belgium 1841


Watercolour dated lower left “April 22nd / 41”. Artist unknown. This is the town of Huy / Hui / Hu on the Meuse in Belgium. A modern inscription verso identifies the main building in this painting as the “wardens house” which was presumably a guard house at one of the entrances to the fortified town. A few people are visible outside the building. Also visible high up in the painting is the citadel “Li Tchestia”. Painting dimensions 142 x 189 mm. Also another watercolour, clearly by the same unidentified artist, dated lower right but year not visible, presumably also circa 1841, of another building, location unknown, painting dimensions 132 x 175 mm. . Both paintings are in modern frames each measuring 290 x 346mm.

Fishing boats at Sidmouth


Beautiful tiny painting of fishing boats on the beach at Sidmouth in Devon. If you look carefully there are also two fishermen. Acrylic, signed lower left: “R D”. Labels verso identify the location as Sidmouth, and the artist as Rod Downing. Actual painting: 138 x 88 mm. In a glazed frame 284 x 233 mm.
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H.C.Sheppard: waterfall


Watercolour or gouache.
Signed: “H.C.Sheppard 1/6/78”.
Date: 1878.
Original framer’s label: J.Wiseman, Bath.
Dimensions: 246 x 340.
Herbert Charles Sheppard (1859-1932) was born in Llangynwyd in Glamorganshire, Wales, and resided later in Bridgend.
The inner mount with gilded bevel is original, the outer mount is new.
There are 2 oil paintings by this artist at National Museum Cardiff.
There are very few convincing paintings of waterfalls, and this in my opinion is one of those few.

Suisgill, Sutherland


Watercolour. Titled centre: “Upper Suisgill 2000”. Signed centre right with a monogram. Artist: unknown. Upper Suisgill is in the Helmsdale valley, in Sutherland, Scotland. Painting is 283 x 223 mm. Frame is 424 x 372 mm. Framer’s label verso: J & S Walker of Dornoch. Superbly framed. The bevel of the mount retains its perfect whiteness. On the mount are expertly drawn wash-lines which perfectly complement the painting.

Two horses ploughing


Watercolour. Signed lower right “Leontine”. Written on the back are the title “A well-matched pair” and the artist’s name Cynthia Leontine Prichard. Dimensions of actual visible painting 386 x 248 mm. In glazed frame 540 x 410 mm.

Binley Colliery impressionist


An industrial impressionist style painting with slightly impasto brushwork which captures the landscape of Binley colliery just a few years before it closed. Signed lower right “Juin Sept 1958”. Inscripton verso gives the title “Binley Colliery Coventry” and identifies the artist as June (Juin) Bradbury. Painted in oil onto Winsor & Newton oil sketching paper (which may have been previously used). Actual painting is 340 x 240 mm. Frame 538 x 438 mm. May be of interest to anyone who collects works by artists local to the Coventry and Leamington area, and to anyone who studies the industrial and coal-mining history of the Midlands.

F.O.Robinson: river scene 4, 1923


Watercolour. Signed lower left: “F.O.R. 23.1.23”. In original frame. I have identified the artist as F.O.Robinson of Northampton. Therefore a first guess of the location might be the River Nene or Cherwell in Northamptonshire. Close examination reveals that this is the same scene as depicted (from a different viewpoint) in its twin painting. Date: January 1923. Framer’s label: Frank Moss, Northampton. Dimensions: 263 x 183. At present this painting not for sale.