This offering is for a portfolio of 10 lithographs ($120.00) from artist, Margaret Dovaston and reproduced in lithograph by F.R. London's works, printed in England. Will sell individually ($12.00)each. These English vintage lithographs by F.R. London are printed in Great Britian on beautiful slick artist paper. The plate numbers and Titles are printed on the lithograph borders. These prints measure 7.25x9.5 inches. I have owned these prints since the 60's...These prints are old and slightly aged but have never been framed or exposed to light; no smoke or moisture exposure. This group of lovely old vintage prints would frame up to make a large grouping for accessories on your den wall or perhaps a bedroom wall. Gorgeous colors. I will frame them for you. Just ask about mats and mouldings. The prints available are as follows along with the plate numbers. Entire Portfolio $120.00 or will sell separately for $12.00 each. Rare Collection.
"Good Company" plate #970-33 "Good Cheer" plate 970-84 "A Lady at Her Toilet" plate 235-8 "The Letter Reader" plate 235-1 "The Letter Writer" plate 235-2 "The Music Lesson" plate 235-7 "The Courtyard" plate 235-3 "Interior of a Dutch House" plate 235-4 "The Apple Peeler" plate 235-6 "The Charlatan" plate # 235-5
Margaret Dovaston, born 1884, was an accomplished period sytle costume oil painter, awarded the British Institute Scholarship and elected to the Royal Society of British Artist in 1905. She was the creator of many lovely paintings created purely from imagination, but this was no doubt assisted by her collection of 17th, 18th and 19th Century Costumes and Antiques. Her paintings were reproduced into many cherished prints which remain very popular today, and were also reproduced on a range of other items such as jigsaw puzzles, tin lids, screens, fireplace covers, cigar boxes,and other items of the time.
In the mid 1900s there was such a demand for her work that many of her paintings were reproduced as prints. Some were over laquered to give the impression of brushstrokes. These prints can be seen in a wide range of public places, resturants, bars, offices, lobbies, and other institutional settings.
Margaret excelled in her period costume pieces, a subject, in which she felt truly at home. In order to appreciate her pictures they should be studied closely. Margaret aimed to attain vividness, an illusion of heightened reality, a representation of what it was like in England during the 18th Century. Her exquisite and refined technique, particularly in the representation of texture is an accolade of the highest merit. She was elected R.B.A. in 1910, and exhibited regularly at the Royal Academy, Royal Society of British Artists and at Walkers Gallery in London between 1908 and 1913. She said of her paintings, 'They tell a story in which the spectator is invited to fill in the details at will'. She had a remarkable collection of period style costumes and furniture. Her paintings were created purely from imagination, but this was no doubt assisted through reference to her own studio and museum of 17th, 18th and 19th Century Costumes and Antiques. Enjoy.