Along the Banks of the Nile, watercolour on paper, signed Augustus Osborne Lamplough, c1900. SOLD 01.02.2014.
Watercolour on paper. Dimensions : Frame : 697mm x 445mm x 26mm. Image : 504mm x 225mm. Weight : 2.800kg net. Condition : Good.
Along the Banks of the Nile, watercolour on paper, signed A. Lamplough (Augustus Osborne Lamplough). c1900. Framed.
Dimensions : Frame : 697mm x 445mm x 26mm. Image : 504mm x 225mm.
Condition/Notes : The watercolour on textured paper is in good condition with good colours. The painting depicts a group of travellers on the bank of the Nile with the river and distant shore backed by the mountains and a tranquil sky. The heat haze is evident on the distant landscape as typical of Lamplough's Middle Eastern scenes. The study portrays a sense of oppressive heat and subdued resignation amid the silent desolation. The artist's signature, in his usual manner, is in the lower lh corner. There is no foxing or signs of moisture but there are some small areas of surface dusting particularly along the lh edge up to the top edge and in the centre of the sky and in the rh upper quarter. These are not noticeable in normal viewing. There is also a light surface intermittent crease extending 20mm up from the lower mount edge to between the front legs of the second camel but this is not noticeable in normal viewing. The painting is displayed within a multi-lined double mount, the inner one being pink in colour which catches the colour of the distant mountains quite effectively. The mounts are in good undamaged condition. The gilt wooden frame is in good condition with minimal wear. The frame is backed with a sheet of cardboard secured by panel pins and sealed with gummed 50mm framing tape. The title "Along the Banks of the Nile" is written in ink handscript along the top edge and a printed brief biography of the artist is attached below centre which has incorrectly listed his death as 1920 instead of the correct 1930. No hanging cord attached. Overall, a very attractive Egyptian study, typical of the work of this well-known artist, benefitting from the signature and good quality frame. Please view the images below :
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