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Antique Georgian Pencil Drawing Circa 1820 English Signed Miss Jane Ogilvy After Constable
Georgian Pencil Drawing Circa 1820 English Signed Miss Jane Ogilvy After Constable
We are delighted to have discovered this original early 19th century pencil drawing on good heavy paper that is one of a pair (each retailed separately see its partner TA11247). If you are looking for a unique work of period art to adorn your walls, look no further.
The artist certainly had some talent as the scene that she has drawn immediately transports one back to rural Regency period England. Her depiction shows the fork in the river where the watermill is stationed and an 18th century dressed couple gathering water. This depiction reflects the ordinary life that contemporaries such as John Constable (1776-1837) strived to paint. See his famous paintings The Hay Wain, Flatford Mill and The Corn Field.
The composition is very well balanced. The depth of field and attention to detail all convey the talent of the female artist. Everything is to scale, this is not a naive amateur attempt at drawing. Housed under old bubbled glass, within a gilt slip and stained pine frame. The frame again typical for the 1820 period, simple and elegant not to detract from the drawing. The drawing is signed in pencil bottom right and the artists detail are also written in very old script to the original backing paper on the reverse. Also to the reverse is the following inscription " Seton Found in old box at Bid????1898 Seton Drawn by Mifs Ogilvy * I think ??????"
Size: 12" by 10.5", actual drawing 7.25" by 5.5" The last images show its partner that is sold separately. These images are taken in natural English daylight.
Condition: The actual pencil drawing upon paper is in excellent condition. The soft stained pine frame has some surface indents from age/ wear but nothing serious or that one would not expect after 200 years.
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