PAIR of oil on gray art board panels, each 14" by 4 3/4", 20" by 10 1/2" as framed, unsigned, the subject of each a picturesque old castle perched on a prominent mountain outcrop, in each view, a bridge with tiny figures crossing a torrent in the foreground. These could be a "before and after" scene of the same view, as one bridge is of stone and obviously more substantial than the other, which is of wood. The artist did not sign the works, but on the reverse of each is penciled in 19th century hand "Tyrol" and "Tyrolean Seine" (sic). I think the work good enough that the artist would likely be a listed English or continental artist. One clue as to its history: on one is the remains of an old label with address 93-95 Wardour Street. I googled this and it is an address in central London's Soho district. Perhaps in decades past this address housed an art gallery or framer's. So the work has spent some time in London. Perhaps the artist was English. It's all a mystery and that's appealing. Condition of both works is excellent. They were amateurishly taped to the mat. I opened the backs and peeled away the tape in hopes of finding a signature. You can easily keep the same frames and I would suggest perhaps a more professional mounting job, otherwise this little pair is ready for the wall. .
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