A **PAIR** of circa 1870's watercolors, in non-matching Victorian or turn of the century gold frames, both signed at lower left, one featuring a Florida scene. Details include setting sun, lighthouse, figures, Spanish Moss on snag, palmettos; as such, for its age, a scarce and desirable drawing, signed by a little known artist, Carl H. Schmidt. The watercolor measures 9 1/2" by 13 1/4" (15" by 18 1/2" framed). There is an old Denver, Colorado framing label on reverse. The second work, by the same artist, is of a non-tropical coast, perhaps in the Northeast states. The work itself measures the same, 9 1/2" by 13 1/4" as the Florida scene, though as framed it is larger than the other one, (21" by 24 1/2"). The Florida scene is after a popular Currier and Ives print dating to 1855, known as "The Florida Coast". I would like to keep these together ideally but would consider separating them. Ask for more photos especially of the lovely second watercolor; the allowed nine images does not begin to permit me to show the qualities of this pair.
19th century watercolor paintings of Florida coast and other landscape by artist Carl H. Schmidt