Puffins at Bempton Cliffs, signed Frederick William Booty, 1917. SOLD.
Watercolour on paper, signed by the artist, dated 1917. Dimensions : Frame : 482mm x 381mm x 16mm. Image : 330mm x 250mm. Weight : 1.580kg net. Condition : Good.
Puffins at Bempton Cliffs, watercolour on paper, framed and glazed, signed by Frederick William Booty (1840-1924) and dated 1917.
Dimensions : Frame : 482mm x 381mm x 16mm. Image : 330mm x 250mm.
Condition/Notes : The painting is in good condition with good colour and no signs of foxing or moisture ingress. The painting depicts the popular scenic location of Bempton Cliffs in East Yorkshire which was a favourite study of the artist. The painting is signed in the artist's usual manner in the lower rh corner and dated 1917. The artist has skillfully captured the sea mist which is partly concealing the upper reaches of the cliff face and has imparted the sense of motion with the flying gulls and massed puffins. The painting is displayed beneath a pale blue mount which is also in good condition. The decorated gilt wooden frame is in good condition and the back is sealed with a sheet of hardboard held in place by flexible tags and framing points. Screw eyes and cord attached. This work is typical of the artist and benefits from the signature and date.