Late 18th century watercolour

Discussion in 'Art' started by John Brassey, Aug 20, 2021.

  1. John Brassey

    John Brassey Well-Known Member

    I specialise in ceramics but could not resist these two unsigned watercolours when they turned up at a local auction.

    I found an engraving “ Salmon Fishery Aberglaslyn” which is almost identical to one of the paintings and I wonder if this could be the original used by the engraver. The engraving is clearly marked JC Ibbetson.

    I found another Ibbetson watercolour with the same characters spearing salmon.

    The reverses have an auction Stencil GD857 plus chalk lot numbers and handwritten letters Stephen F Gooden 57 Pall Mall

    SF Gooden was a celebrated engraver who died in 1955

    Any thoughts on these lovely ink and watercolour studies?

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  2. moreotherstuff

    moreotherstuff Izorizent

    Are you satisfied that these are not elaborately colored engravings?
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  3. John Brassey

    John Brassey Well-Known Member

    Absolutely certain
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  6. John Brassey

    John Brassey Well-Known Member

    The writing on the back is Stephen T Gooden 57 Pall Mall not Stephen F Gooden as I originally posted.

    Here is his obituary. He did live (and died) at 57 Pall Mall and was an important art dealer . D03D19AC-24E1-41C6-8BF6-0796FE23D22D.png
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  8. John Brassey

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  9. Francisco G Kempton

    Francisco G Kempton Well-Known Member

    I also get the impression this is an engraving that was handpainted over. There are some common elementsof engraving in the pictures. That copper orange colour and the thick lines and the way the paint is used. I would think these are engravings that were coloured in by hand.
  10. John Brassey

    John Brassey Well-Known Member

    I’ve sadly not been active on the forum recently due to a charity project that is taking up a lot of my time but here is an update on this listing . E294B2A9-1067-4740-936F-C23F82928BC4.png
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