ss Camberway, gouache on paper, signed monogram LK (L. Kroes), 1918. SOLD.
Gouache on paper, signed in monogram LK. Framed and glazed. Dimensions : Frame : 503mm x 304mm x 15mm. Image : 460mm x 260mm. Weight : 0.960kg net. Condition : Good.
ss Camberway, gouache on paper, signed in monogram LK, known to be L. Kroes a listed Belgian maritime artist, dated verso in handscript 1918. Framed and glazed.
Dimensions : Frame : 503mm x 304mm x 15mm. Image : 460mm x 260mm. Weight : 0.960kg net.
Condition/Notes : Good. The gouache on paper painting is in good condition with good colour. There is a semi-circular pencil mark at 20mm to the rh side of the foremast. There is dusting around the edges of the painting and a loose piece of backing paper in the upper lh quarter which can be removed on opening the frame. There is marking to the inside of the glazing giving shadows onto the painting. The painting depicts the British flagged steamship Camberway in a moderate sea swell. The painting is titled s/s Camberway with the artist's monogram LK to the left of the title. The painting is displayed in an aged ebonized wooden frame which has scuffing around the edges and the original burgundy colour showing through on the inner edges. The frame is closed with an old acid board secured by rusty panel pins and remnants of gummed framing tape around the edges. Along the lower edge is ink handscript reading "L. Kroes painter Kemp. doh 18 Antwerp". The back of the paper base can be seen along the edge and is separate from the backing board. Two old screw-eyes fitted. There is a 1mm gap in the top lh mitre. An interesting maritime study by this known Belgian maritime artist which will benefit from further research. Please view the images below :
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