I love how different this is; the mood of this wonderful and very impressive Nocturnal Gothic, ink wash on textured paper.
This is an unusual and fascinating piece in an unusual technique. The bold choice of ink wash for a nocturnal coastal scene is excellent! The dry brush technique combined with watercolor paper produces an image of deep and provocative mystery. The looming ship in the foreground takes on the appearance of a "ghost ship". The whole leads the imagination to such phenomena as the "Flying Dutchman" or the "Mary Celeste" or such literary legends as Cooleridge's "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner", Scott's "Rokeby" or even the "Demeter" from Bram Stroker's "Dracula", whose captain's corpse was tied to the steering wheel while the great ship entered the harbor surprisingly undamaged. Regardless of its source: This is a great little work in a well-matched frame!
This work is signed and dated "PW Brunt 1912" for Paul W Brunt, a British artist. Lower Left.
Ink wash on watercolour paper.
Size without frame: The picture is 21 cm / 8 inches high and 29 cm / 11.5 inches wide. The frame itself is 3 cm / 1 inch wide. The passepartout is 3 cm / 1 inch wide.
This work is in Very Good Condition. The paper is still relatively white and fresh. The black moulded wooden frame is in good condition with chipped bottom right and left corners. Mounted with perspex.
The painting was authenticated by art expert Mesa Bajric.
MA in Graphic and History of Art at the Academy of Art in Sarajevo Expert in:
Graphic 16th – 20th century Central European Art
Museums: Portrait Gallery in Tuzla, Slovenia
Moscow, Russia Gelsenkirchen, Germany Dubrovnik, Croatia Belgrade, Serbia Sarajevo, Bosnia Ljublijana, Slovenia Zagreb, Croatia Copenhagen, Denmark
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