A Late 19th or Early 20th Century Watercolor Illustration of an Eastern Orthodox PrelateA Late 19th or Early 20th Century Watercolor Illustration of an Eastern Orthodox PrelateA Late 19th or Early 20th Century Watercolor Illustration of an Eastern Orthodox PrelateA Late 19th or Early 20th Century Watercolor Illustration of an Eastern Orthodox PrelateA Late 19th or Early 20th Century Watercolor Illustration of an Eastern Orthodox PrelateA Late 19th or Early 20th Century Watercolor Illustration of an Eastern Orthodox PrelateA Late 19th or Early 20th Century Watercolor Illustration of an Eastern Orthodox PrelateA Late 19th or Early 20th Century Watercolor Illustration of an Eastern Orthodox Prelate

This is a watercolor on thin paper board of an Eastern orthodox prelate dressed informal robes and a cloak of office. It is sign "Reynolds" in the lower right and is in the manner of Frank Reynolds, the English illustrator. The work was done with a number of line drawing for outline, filled in with very well executed watercolor washes, and finally, detailed with delicate small brush work. It is matted and mounted in a wide, early 20th Century wood frame with a reeded outer lip, a deep cove and a gilt finish.

Frank Reynolds was a well known illustrator who was associated serious figurative work as well as cartoons. He worked for various magazines and illustrated a number of books during the first third of the 20th Century. The work offered here is one of a group of national character studies possibly prepared for a travelogue. The other pieces included a Turkish man and Chinese and other Asian figures.

Measurements are: watercolor, 15 inches x 8 inches; frame, outer dimensions, 24 inches x 17 inches.

Condition is good except for 3 very small losses in the unpainted background and two shallow, short creases in the bottom of the paper board.

This is a skilled depiction of a hard to find subject mounted in a frame that gives it appropriate stature.

Item ID: JT81

A Late 19th or Early 20th Century Watercolor Illustration of an Eastern Orthodox Prelate

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