THREE RARE WATERCOLOURS
Three beautiful 16th century style, watercolours, each expertly framed to museum quality, on the back is attached in mylar envelope the original backing paper with pencil notes. The paintings each measure 112 x 47mm or 6 x 4 inches. The frame measures 65 x310mm or 12.5 x 10.5 inches. Glass is museum glass.
All three paintings have been extensively researched by Grimwade Conservation Services and it was found that one painting has traces of titanium which thus dates the painting to post 1800. All three paintings are by the same unknown artist and painted on vellum, they were originally mounted on small pieces of wood which are included in the mylar envelope.
All three paintings are of the most exceptional quality and I am proud to offer them at this fair.
Henry Somerset, 1st Marquess of Worcester (1577-1646) watercolour, featuring a man in court dress of the Stuart reign of Charles 1. Artist Unknown. In excellent condition with very fine details of clothing, collar, hat with feather, beard and earring. There is a large painting of the same subject in the Somerset collection and etchings of the painting in the Royal Portrait Gallery in London. This painting fits somewhere in between these two famous renditions. On the back is the gentleman’s titles and name, interestingly Elizabeth I attended Henry’s wedding in 1600 and there is a famous painting of this event painted by Robert Peake the Elder. – $10,000
Unknown man in the robes of a learned scholar, this painting shows a gentleman with an enquiring gaze with a beautiful collar and gold embroidered over jacket. On his head is a small cap and he has long flowing locks and a goatee beard. His hand is delicately rendered and is typical of the period. – $10,000
Welcome to Ankh Antiquarian Books
Ankh Antiquarian Books established in 1989, specialises in rare Antiquarian books and new books on the subject of Ancient Egypt and History. Our range of magazines include KMT A modern journal of Ancient Egypt (USA), Egyptian Archaeology Bulletin (the EES UK magazine) and The Nile, an Australian based magazine printed in the UK.
Our range of magazines include KMT A modern journal of Ancient Egypt (USA), Egyptian Archaeology Bulletin (the EES UK magazine) and The Nile, an Australian based magazine printed in the UK. Also an extensive range of back copies for all magazines as well as Minerva, the International review of Ancient Art and Archaeology.
We are specialists in rare books on Ancient History specifically Egypt, Egyptology, the Pyramid Age, Amarna, New Kingdom through to Late period. Other topics can include, Theosophy, Philosophy and Literature.
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