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Postage and Shipping. 21.11.2022. 

Please note that the Shipping charge quoted on the item listings to Worldwide destinations includes Tracking (and may include signature on delivery) depending on the value of the item. Please see the full details in the Postage and Shipping Info. page. This quoted charge is the recommended charge which includes the extra security of the delivery process. As postage and shipping costs are increasing Worldwide you may wish to take advantage of cheaper delivery options and these can be used if requested but note that they will be slower and will be at "your risk" (i.e. no refund if lost in transit). Please contact me if you wish to use a cheaper delivery option than the one quoted in the listing and I will advise accordingly. Thanks.


Previous Comments :

Name : Michael O

messages :

Parcel has arrived safely Roger, once again, very pleased with the painting.

I have been delighted with the service you have provided and will have no hesitation in recommending your professionalism if asked to do so.

With renewed thanks Roger.




From: Jauher Z

Sent: 07 May 2021 22:19

To: Roger Fuller

Subject: Re: Afghan Village 

Hi Roger, 

First of all, wow. Thank you so much for all of your kind help! I wanted to send you an email to properly thank you because this painting has a lot of meaning and emotional attachment to it. I completely overwhelmed you with messages at first because I could not believe that a painting like this was being sold anywhere. 

Thank you so much!



Name: Michael O

Email address: 

Telephone no.
Message: Dear Roger,

I wish to express my profound gratitude to you for the excellent service you have given me in respect of my recent purchase. Your professionalism throughout our dealings has been faultless.

Thank you again.




Inquiry from Mr. O :

Should I order a painting from you what are the delivery arrangements and when would I expect to receive it?

ranchi reply :

Thanks for your message.

If you purchase a painting I will normally dispatch it the next day (depending on the time of the order) by courier (if it is too large for Royal Mail).

I presume you are in the UK ?

By Courier, it will usually be delivered the next day (subject to any delays due to COVID). Things seem to be getting back to normal now.

But in any event, I always try my best to dispatch it asap.

Hope this helps.



Inquiry from Susan C:

I may have an original watercolor signed by "Ghaussuddin, Kabul, 1965". I am unable to find any info on this artist, can you help me?

Ranchi reply: Have advised refer to my previous sale:  Portrait-of-an-Afghan-citizen-watercolour-on-paper-signed-Ghaussuddin-Kabul-1966-SOLD-28112019.html (Currently archived, please contact if you require the details).

I don't have any more bio details on this artist. thanks 


Update 02.01.2023 :

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Posted on 1:10pm Monday 4th Jan 2021

Richard Peregrine Charles Broad

Hello, I just came across the photograph of the watercolor sketch of the Steam Drifter "Kessingland" LT 210, when I was researching steam drifter models & photographs. I painted this one as a retirement present for AFB (Alex) Moon, Preventive Officer, HMCustoms & Excise, when we were both serving at Harwich. I took early retirement in 1998, & relocated to a small village in Brittany, France, in 2011. I have 3 of my watercolors hanging in our 300 year old cottage. Steam Drifters "Waveney" & "Ambitious", & a Revenue Cutter beating out of Harwich Harbour. I wonder how much the "Kessingland" picture sold for ? No doubt Alex Moon has passed away. Hey what ex. Royal Navy, aboard a corvette in WWII. Regards, Perry Broad.

Posted on Tue 28th Apr 2020 at 17:01

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Posted on 5:11pm Monday 15th Jan 2018 (Blog Comments Christmas Delivery).

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I just happened to land on your homepage (was actually looking for another site).

I don't want to leave this page without leaving you a compliment for this well structured and chic designed page!

Here is an English translation:

ch'm just coincidentally landed on your website (was actually looking for another page).

Ideally I would not leave this page without leaving you a praise for this well-structured and stylishly designed page !

Posted on Fri 18th Mar 2016 at 11:31 am

Fausta Samaritani (Ercole for findartinfo)

I make to you my compliments for the choice of the paintings and for the offered documentation.

Posted on Sat 1st Sep 2012 at 09:50 am

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Hassan el Yashmid

Entrance to the sukh with figures and camel, print of original watercolour painting signed Hassan el Yashmid, c1900.

Category: Hassan el Yashmid

Hassan el Yashmid

Posted on 5:00pm Thursday 25th Mar 2021

Hi Roger

I am in the midst of a lockdown clear out of our Orientalist style studio room.


Some while ago I bought a framed print(?) of a souk doorway and street on Ebay for £5.  The picture is signed Hassan el Yashmid.

On receipt I discovered that the image had been gummed to coarse brown cardboard of the sort I can remember from childhood in the early 1960's.

Sadly I also discovered that the seller had been a little economic with the truth and not mentioned that the back must have got damp at some stage and this has stained and wrinkled the image surface.  This is a real shame as the image has a lot of charm about it and the frame is really rather good with its Ikat-like shapes and clearly a vintage item.

Had the picture cost me more money  I would have kicked up a fuss.  But given the circumstances I didn't and put it into storage ready for the refurbishment of the studio room.


Fast forward and I am thinking whether the print can somehow be salvaged.  Perhaps putting it under glass would help flatten the surface.


I saw the signature and punched that into Google and Lo and Behold I found your website!

I've attached some photos for your inspection.  I think it is a print as following your comment to another viewer about using a magnifying glass I can see a kind of 'squared weave' to the image.

James Laming


Reply : I am contacting you directly. 


See image above. Water damage to lower edge.

Original frame.



 James Laming


Hello Roger,

Thank you so very much for your reply yesterday and also this morning's message.


I really appreciate your enthusiasm that I should persevere with the print being re-mounted in its frame though I think you may not have picked up on the fact that the damp damage was not just confined to the rough cardboard backing. It had soaked through right to the image on the front and both stained and bubbled it.  

I'm resending the relevant photo I buzzed over yesterday which shows this.

However, once they're allowed to open again I will take it to our local framers and see what they advise.  As I said putting some glass in will undoubtedly help flatten this area and others or at least as much as it ever will.      


Since our 'conversation' yesterday I have in fact made a discovery which I think is likely to be of interest to you .........I have another El Yashmid picture!

And, one whose image I haven't come across on any of the on-line image feeds.

The framed picture was another Ebay find and cost me all of £17.  It arrived pretty grubby and after cleaning up I discovered it had a terribly "treacley" varnish which I stripped back.

It was not until I had read your blog about the artist and the photos that I went back to inspect my picture more closely and discovered a very tiny signature on the image.  It's just to the right of the little prickly pear - see Photo 2, just above the mount. 

Finally, I'd be very pleased to have my "story" added to your blog and perhaps you might like to include this latest discovery too?

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 Hassan el Yashmid


Hassan el Yashmid posts

Posted on 10:30pm Monday 15th Feb 2021

Please note that some of the old posts on this subject have my old email address listed to contact. Please note that the current email address is   Thanks.

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 Hassan el Yashmid


Hassan el Yashmid - Victor E Pickup

Posted on 9:50am Thursday 28th Jan 2016

Following from this morning's post, here is an interesting description of a lithograph which was on sale last year of the original watercolour by  Victor E. Pickup which detailed various links to Yashmid and thence on to Barbaro:


Here is an Absolutely Beautiful Vintage Circa 1924 Circular Color Halftone Lithograph Egyptian scene titled “The Water Seller”, by the artist ‘Victor E. Pickup’ (AKA Hassan El Yashmid, fl. 1900-1930) whose printed signature appears lower right in the image along with the date ‘1923’, and whose name via research appears to be the Anglicized pseudonym name of ‘Hassan El Yashmid [or sometimes Yasmid]’, and may be another pseudonym for the English artist Arthur Dudley whose other possible pseudonym may be Giovanni Barbaro, which is strange, but was not uncommon for some artists to have multiple pseudonyms back in the day (who knows???). ‘Copyright the British Art Company Ltd.’, as appears printed very tiny is a semi-circle in the upper middle just above the image. The title appears printed lower middle in the outer margin area. The Print is on a nice heavy-weight ivory wove paper stock that features a nice square blind-embossed plate mark around the image for decorative purposes. The Print is in Excellent Rare+ condition for its vintage age with Absolutely No Color Fade! Gorgeous rich color & tones. This Print has been tucked away in our archive amongst other prints & lithos since it was purchased by the Meibohm family and hasn’t seen the light of day in all this time—it’s as beautiful as the day it was printed and is as good as any collector could hope to find in its original never-framed condition—Simply beautiful! The sheet size with wide margins is 22-1/2” x 17-7/16”, Image size is 12” in diameter, the Blind-embossed plate mark is 15” x 14” (doesn’t show up in photo). No Tears! No creasing at all in the image area! Extremely minimal (only a handful) of tiny faint foxing specks here & there on the sheet which aren’t even really noticeable and aren’t even worth mentioning. Extremely minimal slight small crescent-creases here & there in the outer margin areas, some creases along a few edges and some dog-ear creasing in the outer margin corners—all of which are basically negligible since the outer margins can easily be trimmed off or matted & framed out. Slight normal toning of the stock from age. Some light topical soiling from age (lightly grubby) in the upper outer margin area from being handled and from being in a drawer this whole time amongst other lithos & prints. There are eight tiny pin-holes here & there in all four outer margin corner areas, which I believe may have been used for the lithographic registration pin-holes when the piece was originally printed (not sure???)—also negligible. This gorgeous vintage print has never been framed which is always more desirable to collectors since it has never been exposed to older non-archival materials, matburn or lightfade.

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 Hassan el Yashmid


Hassan el Yashmid - Victor E Pickup Links to 24.05.2012

Posted on 8:41am Thursday 28th Jan 2016

Links to original comment posted on 5:09pm Thursday 24th May 2012 :



Susan Robertson

FYI- Hassan el Yashmid worked under the name of Victor E. Pickup as well. See Waddington's auction coming up 02/25/2016 American and Modern online auction where we have a pair of oils depicting a North American Indian in canoe.

Thanks for your message Susan. Yes, we have now accepted that el Yashmid was probably an alias of Victor E Pickup. The style is very clear. Thanks for your interest.

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 Hassan el Yashmid


Hassan el Yashmid prints

Posted on 4:19pm Wednesday 30th Oct 2013

Two more framed prints of Hassan el Yashmid's paintings titled On The Tigris Nr. Kurna and On The Nile Nr. Kantara have surfaced in Cardiff. They are in good condition with good frames and title plates. Interesting to note that these Yashmid prints always appear in the same pairs. This pair is quite uncommon.

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Hassan el Yashmid

Posted on 7:14am Saturday 6th Jul 2013

Interesting to note that a pair of Hassan el Yashmid prints entitled "Pair of Arabian City study prints After Giovanni Barbaro", estimated at Euro 100-150, are being offered by Sheppard's Irish Auction House on 9th July at 1030. (Lot 628). The listing states that Giovanni Barbaro's Orientalist works were signed Hassam el Yashmid. 

Will be interesting to see the results.

Failed to reach the reserve (Euro100.-).

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 Hassan el Yashmid

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