An Arabian Street Scene with Figures and Camel, watercolour on paper, signed A. Lewis, 1901. Framed and glazed.
Dimensions : Frame : 605mm x 483mm x 20mm. Image : 385mm x 265mm.
Condition/Notes : The watercolour painting on paper is in quite good condition with good colour and no damage. There is light foxing in the sky but a lot of the marking is actually on the inside of the glazing and so can easily be removed on opening the frame. The scene depicts an Arabian street scene with a few figures and a camel in an unknown location. The location could perhaps be identified by reference to the buildings beyond the archway. The emptiness of the street is particularly striking today as this scene would now be crowded with pedestrians unlike this turn of the century work. The artist's signature and date is in the lower rh corner. The painting is displayed within a gilt mount, typical of the period, which complements the painting. The mount is in quite good condition with no damage or marking. The gilt decorated wooden frame is in fair condition with some losses to the decoration and general scratching and marking to the edges. The back of the frame is closed with a sheet of box nailed in position by old headless framing nails. The original framing tape has been broken to gain access at some time. A framer's label is attached at top edge in the name of William Lomax, 25, Oxford Street, Manchester.