A Twopeny Portfolio: #23 A Bouquet of four flowers, c.1820

This article considers the twenty-third work of twenty-five bought at Anderson & Garland Ltd, Newcastle upon Tyne, 21 March 2017, lot 46 as Various Artists (British 19th Century) Sundry drawings and watercolours, mainly topographical and floral studies, including a grisaille “South Gate Lynn, Norfolk”, bearing the signature J.S. Cotman, various sizes, all unframed in a folio.

Here we look at the second of three flower drawings from a portfolio within the portfolio that once belonged to Sarah Parkin of Skirsgill, Cumbria. An essay in Romantic sentiment, certainly, but with much more content than I first suspected.

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A Twopeny Portfolio: #24 A Bouquet of flowers hand-painted on silk, 1770s?

This article considers the twenty-fourth work of twenty-five bought at Anderson & Garland Ltd, Newcastle upon Tyne, 21 March 2017, lot 46 as Various Artists (British 19th Century) Sundry drawings and watercolours, mainly topographical and floral studies, including a grisaille “South Gate Lynn, Norfolk”, bearing the signature J.S. Cotman, various sizes, all unframed in a folio.

Here we look at the last of three flower drawings from a portfolio within the portfolio that once belonged to Sarah Parkin of Skirsgill, Cumbria. This drawing, however, is unique for being painted on silk. It also seems to have had some history even before Sarah Parkin was born.

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