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Category: Hassan el Yashmid

  1. Hassan el Yashmid - Victor E Pickup

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    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.

     

     

  2. Hassan el Yashmid - Victor E Pickup Links to 24.05.2012

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    Links to original comment posted on 5:09pm Thursday 24th May 2012 :
     
     
    Susan Robertson   [email protected]

    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.

  3. Hassan el Yashmid

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    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. Please view the link below and enter lot 628 in the search box :

    http://www.sheppards.ie/search.php

    Will be interesting to see the results.

    Failed to reach the reserve (Euro100.-).

  4. Hassan el Yashmid watercolours

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    Here are the two Hassan el Yashmid watercolour paintings framed under glass in original ebonized frames with hanging chains :

     

    Figures by the River Nile, watercolour on paper, signed Hass El Yashmid c1900.

    Figures by the River Nile, watercolour on paper, signed Hassan el Yashmid, c1900.
    Dimensions : Frame : 590mm x 390mm x 30mm.  Image : 440mm x 240mm.

     

    The artist's signature.

    The artist's signature lower rh corner.

     

    Figure sitting by the River Nile with a mosque in the background, watercolour on paper, signed by Hassan el Yashmid, c1900.

    Solitary figure sitting by the River Nile with a mosque in the background, watercolour on paper, signed Hassan el Yashmid, c1900.
    Dimensions : Frame : 590mm x 390mm x 30mm.  Image : 440mm x 240mm.

     

    Artist's signature.

    The artist's signature in the lower rh corner.

     

    Very rare to see original Yashmid watercolours in such good condition.

     

  5. Hassan el Yashmid.

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     An interesting discussion has been ongoing for several years regarding the possibility that paintings signed by Hassan el Yashmid were actually painted by the English artist Arthur Dudley aka Giovanni Barbaro. The paintings are watercolours on paper and depict Egyptian desert scenes usually located near to the River Nile and Egyptian town scenes with particular emphasis on the Islamic architecture. The styles are similar in location to Barbaro's works and they usually portray solitary Arabian figures in stylised poses typical of the Victorian/Edwardian period. The original watercolours are rare but reproductions of these framed in decorated oak or pasted to card on plain glazed boards with hanging chains are fairly common and can be found around the world. This distribution is probably a consequence of the pictures being sold from bumboats to passing ships in the Suez Canal or in the local souks of Port Said or Suez. 

     If anyone has any information on Hassan el Yashmid, or owns any of his works, I would be very interested in hearing from you.

         Hassan el Yashmid.
    Here is a typical city study signed bottom rh corner by Hassan el Yashmid, framed under glass. Dimensions 300mm x 600mm. 

     
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    Companion town scene by Hassan el Yashmid
    This scene appears to be a companion to the previous, probably an alternative exit from the souk. Note the shadow cast by the minaret. Framed under glass. Dimensions : 300mm x 600mm. c1900.

     
     Orange seller under palm tree by Hassan el Yashmid.
    Orange seller under palm tree on the bank of the Nile, print of watercolour pasted to card, mounted on wooden board under glass, fitted with hanging chain. Signed Hassan el Yashmid (lower rh corner). c1900. This style of presentation was typically sold to passing ships in the Suez canal or in souks in Port Said or Suez. Dimensions : 255mm x 450mm.
    Have been advised by Marti that the above is titled "A Well Earned Rest". Thank you Marti for that information.
     

     Tribesman on camel looking across the Nile by Hassan el Yashmid.

    Bedouin tribesman on camel looking across the Nile, signed Hassan el Yashmid (lower lh corner), print of companion watercolour pasted to card, mounted on wooden board under thick glass and fitted with hanging chain. This is a classic scene situated near to the previous painting. c1900. Dimensions : 255mm x 450mm.

     

     Tribesman on camel opposite small town.
    Tribesman on camel opposite small town across the Nile with passing dhow. Print of watercolour pasted to card, framed under glass. Signed Hassan el Yashmid (lower rh corner). c1900. Dimensions : Frame : 665mm x 460mm. Image : 440mm x 240mm. This painting is again in the same location.

     
     Tribesman on camel looking across the Nile with passing dhow.
    Tribesman on camel looking across the Nile with passing dhow in late afternoon. Print of watercolour pasted to card and framed under glass. Signed Hassan el Yashmid (lower rh corner). c1900. Dimensions : Frame : 665mm x 460mm. Image : 440mm x 240mm. Again in the same location.