Framed Original Watercolor Painting Entitled "The Village Store"

Rowlandson, Thomas

Condition: Near Fine
From White Fox Rare Books, ABAA/ILAB (West Windsor, VT, U.S.A.)

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A pretty genre scene that captures a bit of a lost past. Unsigned, but very much in the style of Rowlandson, to whom the work is credited. 13 by 21 cm oblong, with frame, 31 by 37.5 cm. The picture is outlined in pencil and filled in with washes of watercolor, to create a gentle country scene, with an enchanting thatched structure, a young woman with children speaking to a more matronly woman, probably the shopkeeper, resting on a basket, a small group of gentry conversing to the side with two ladies in a horse-drawn chaise, and a maiden craning to gaze down at them from an open casement window. The front of the store is littered with empty baskets and the shop windows are crammed with stuff. The work is both sketchy and finished, and its earthy, near monochrome palette contribute to its dream-like quality. This is not a work of sharp satiric humor, but rather one of gauzy nostalgia, even in its day, with the yearning for a simpler country life being the tug then. Some very light soiling, or fox marks, on the picture itself. Mounted handsomely, and with a silver and gilt frame. Some of the silver has been rubbed off. Bookseller Inventory # 004419

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Title: Framed Original Watercolor Painting Entitled...

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Book Condition:Near Fine

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