Watercolor on paper, unsigned, 9" by 5 1/2", (12 5/8" by 8 5/8" as framed), the subject a mansion's impressive doorway with Corinthian columns, hanging lantern, detailed cornices, balustraded balcony, and green shutters, with lush flowering plantings surrounding the entry. Unfortunately, this is unsigned. There are some framing notes on the reverse in old hand, including "Mrs. Buckingham", but there are no clues as to artist. The drawing was purchased in New England recently. Condition is excellent, with fresh colors and no damage. You might want to replace the old mat which is stained, probably acidic and faded, from gray to brown, over the years. The frame is gilded old wood and is very nice. I'm sure this is by a listed artist, perhaps someone well known, but only the drawing can tell us and it isn't talking. SEE HUNDREDS OF WORKS OF ART NOW IN MY SHOP.
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