Despite the Illegible signature, this artist was highly trained and sophisticated. He or she used the same watercolor technique as John Singer Sargent, rare and unusual today as it was then. It involves drawing key elements in graphite first, and then applying the watercolor. This gives body to the motif that would be impossible with watercolor alone. Sargent did it with his scenes of Venice. This artist did it with the tree, and bushes beneath. In addition to body, this technique also gives it depth.
Condition: Excellent. Frame: Vintage, in good condition; under glass. (26 x 21.75" outside measurements) *Shipped without glass, for safety reasons. Easily and cheaply replaced by framer.
"The Meadow Beyond," ca 1888, 22 x 16.75," (image only)
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