The Harbour, Scarborough, watercolour on paper, signed Austin Smith, 1923. SOLD.
Watercolour on paper, signed and dated. Dimensions : Frame : 267mm x 328mm x 19mm. Image : 125mm x 173mm. Weight : 0.740kg net. Condition : Good.
The Harbour, Scarborough, watercolour on paper, signed Austin Smith 1923. Framed and glazed.
Dimensions : Frame : 267mm x 328mm x 19mm. Image : 125mm x 173mm. Weight : 0.740kg net.
Condition/Notes : Good. The watercolour on paper study depicts Scarborough Harbour in 1923 with a steamship alongside the quay, fishing boats and dinghies and a flight of gulls overhead. The harbour is quite busy and part of Scarborough Castle can be seen on the headland. The painting is in good condition with good colour and there is no sign of foxing or moisture. The study effectively portays the reflections of the boats and structures in the harbour and the cirrus clouds above the smoke haze. An interesting aspect of this painting is the flock of gulls above the quay which on close examination have been made three-dimensional by plucking up the surface of the art paper base to construct the bodies of the birds which produces a very realistic effect. The painting is signed in the artist's usual manner in the lower lh corner and dated 1923. This is an historic painting recalling Scarborough Harbour post WWI and will be of interest to local historians. The painting is displayed within a traditional period gilt mount which is in good condition, albeit with a few light marks in places, and with the title "The Harbour, Scarborough" printed below. The decorated gilt period frame is in quite good sturdy condition although there are some minor losses to the moulding in places. Verso is closed with a wooden backing board secured by nails and sealed with 1" gummed tape. A handwritten label is attached centre "Title W/C by Austin Smith "The Harbour ...." remainder missing and the remnants of a Boots Framing label attached below. Rings and cord attached. The frame is original and has not been disturbed. A good example of the work of this well known artist. Please view the images below :
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