Featured what, not another watercolour charlie

Discussion in 'Art' started by charlie cheswick, Jun 20, 2019.

  1. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member

    hey folks

    found this watercolour today. i read the signature as henry aiken, when researching it i found alot of results for a henry alkin, who was a caricaturist artist from way back

    but that would have to make this painting date from 1824

    i havent taken it apart yet cause i cant be bothered:)

    is that even a possibility ?

    why there is a big modern looking stamp taped on the back i do not know !!

    any thoughts appreciated

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  2. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    No but I think 1924 is reasonable.

    Debora
     
  3. Aquitaine

    Aquitaine Is What It IS! But NEVER BORED!

    I really like the painting!!
     
  4. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    I would think an amateur influenced by Japanese woodcuts. Has it's charm.

    Debora
     
  5. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member

    Thanks Deborah, yeah I think 1824 would be a stretch !, I agree on a amateur as well
     
  6. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member

    Thanks aquitaine, he looks like he thinks he see's something, but he's not sure !
     
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  7. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member

    no more info on the inside, but another painting in the back !

    looks like riken now

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  8. sabre123

    sabre123 Well-Known Member

    Might be an amateur, but there's a restraint that shows they had an understanding of the medium. Not some weekend hack, in other words.
     
  9. i need help

    i need help Well-Known Member

    E4EAC247-F5FF-46DA-8AF3-EE0122B62B2E.jpeg 26C3D2D8-DC9A-4411-BD21-9E0A2BD48B9A.jpeg The postage stamp confuses me. I guess it’s not Ting.
     
  10. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member

    Last edited: Jun 20, 2019
  11. Shwikman

    Shwikman Well-Known Member

    Looks like a Jack Russell I had. They weren’t a standardized breed until fairly recently so there’s a lot of variety.
     
  12. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member

    Thanks Shwikman, that's really helpful actually, I was wondering

    Having a breed name can be as usefull as having the artists name
     
  13. kyratango

    kyratango Bug jewellery addiction!

    What a find!
    These doggies show personality :woot:
     
  14. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member

    Thanks kyra

    The bulldog kind of reminds me of someone

    les dawson 2.jpg
     
  15. architrave

    architrave Active Member

    A quick look at familysearch doesn't find many likely candidates - for 1924 the only likely candidates seem to be Henry Seffrien Alken (b.1865), a clergyman, or his son Henry Wilfrid Seffrien Alken (b.1901). Almost certainly related to the early 19th century artists, as Seffrien" seem to be a name used in the family.
     
  16. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member

    thnks for your info mate, (not that you have to research for me again !) but im pretty sure then L in alken is an i from the second painting

    might even be riken from the looks of the second
     
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  17. Jivvy

    Jivvy the research is my favorite

    When I looked (at Aiken, I don't think Riken is correct), I quickly decided there were far too many of them to find the right guy. :bucktooth::p
     
  18. Fid

    Fid Well-Known Member

    painting on back looks like a pug or German Mops.
     
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  19. Aquitaine

    Aquitaine Is What It IS! But NEVER BORED!

    The bull dog inside was a very cool freebee!!!!! I like him (?) too!!!!!
     
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