Lizzie Chappell’s Watercolours

Lizzie Chappell’s Watercolours
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CHAPPELL, Lizzie. An album of 19 watercolours with an additional sketch. The album is bound in half calf, worn, with marbled paper covered boards and marbled endpapers. Each leaf approx 25 cm x 32 cm. The watercolours are mounted within the album leaves , and are titled neatly in ink, with additional original descriptions visible on the versos. 
The watercolours are titled as follows:
1)Herne Church; 2) Herne Church Yard; 3)Aachen Castle Gatehouse; 4)The Gate Of Heidelberg; 5)The Cicerone of Schwetzingen; 6) Garden of Schwetzingen; 7) Entrance to the Black Forest on the way to Baden Baden; 8) Summer Palace of the Duchess Of Nassau at Weis- Baden; 9) Ruins of the Abbey of St Bavo at Gand; 10)View from the Gateway of the Hotel de Flandres at Bruges; 11)Scene in the Custom House waiting room London; 12) Old Mr Shoebridge; 13)View from the Bridge at Tonbridge; 14)Tramps at Tonbridge; 15)Family Seat of the Giles’s 1852; 16) Mr Geo. Giles 1852. With another watercolour on the reverse of the Family Seat of the Giles’s; 17) Angel Inn Tonbridge ( Signed on reverse Lizzie Chappell August 17 1852); 18) Captain West’s House Tonbridge; 19) An Arab; 20) Pencil Sketch Wellington’s Lying in State.
The watercolours are accomplished and obviously reflect Lizzie’s local surroundings, and also encompass a European tour. Tramps seem an unusual subject for a respectable mid- Victorian lady, and the image of Mr Shoebridge  also seems out of the ordinary- very much the subject matter of contemporaries Henry Mayhew, and the semi- itinerant artist John Church Dempsey. “Scene in the Custom House waiting room London” is a well observed painting, again with a very individual subject. An interesting album including some rather different watercolours.

 

£875.00


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