Attributed to Paul Sandby. Painting measures 5 1/2 x 7 3/4 inches. 1800's. A vibrant and energetic painting despite the gray palette. Paul Sandby, the brother of Thomas Sandby, was an English engraver and painter. He began his artistic career as a landscape painter and draftsman for the Scottish military. As a printmaker, Sandby popularized the use of aquatint, and was considered to be the father of British watercolors. In 1768 the brothers were both among the twenty-eight of the original members of the Royal Academy.
8 x 6 inch gouache painting on 12 1/2 x 10 inch paper. Signed in the lower right. From the collection of Dr. A. Falk, Munich. Circa 1920.
Inscription in German in pencil reads: "Wenn se Dir man blos nich erwischen - Justav!" "hab man Keene Angst ick Kenne den Rummel - ick war selba Polizeipra'sident'!" Which roughly translates to: "Don't get caught!" "Have no fear, I know the Head of Police!"
This is an original Gouache and watercolor painting by British artist Colton Robins. This painting is titled on the back, "Steeperton Tor and Taw Marsh" , Dartmoor. The painting is signed and dated 09 in the lower left corner. The image measures 4 3/4X7 inches. In the original frame and gold mat. The painting is in fine condition, the mat and frame should be replaced or at least rematted. This artist was well known for his studies of the Moors near Princetown.
Attributed to Paul Sandby. c. 1783. Unsigned, artist name and title on back of old mat. A beautifully luminous painting. Image measures 5 7/8 x 8 3/4 inches on 5 7/8 x 8 3/4 inch watercolor paper.
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