Arabian River Scene with Figures, watercolour on textured art paper, signed R. Cooper. c1900.
Dimensions : Frame : 570mm x 470mm x 25mm. Image : 370mm x 262mm.
Condition/Notes : Good. The watercolour study of figures collecting water from a river is in good condition with no foxing or damage. The colours are subdued as an effect of the oppressive heat which permeates the scene creating a general haze in the atmosphere. This visual phenomenon is skilfully captured in this painting. The work was probably created by the artist Reginald Cooper whose other works are similar in style. In this case the work dates from his prolific period 1929-39. The painting is signed R. Cooper in the lower lh corner. The painting is displayed within a quite new multi-lined cream coloured mount and the gilt contemporary wooden frame is quite new and in good condition with clear glazing. The back of the frame is closed with a sheet of hardboard secured by arrow points and sealed with 38mm self-adhesive framing tape. The framer's label is attached in the lower rh corner. Rings and cord attached. Overall, a very attractive and accomplished work which will benefit from confirmation of the artist. Please view the images below :
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