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121347
(TROMPE L'ŒIL.)

Album of twelve fine watercolours of feathers painted on silk.

Availability: In stock

Published: [c.1920]

Stock Code: 121347

£4,500
OR On display in 100 Fulham Road

Notes

A superb collection of brilliantly rendered, almost photo-realist paintings of feathers; exquisitely finely coloured, and subtly highlighted and shaded, the sheen of the silk supporting the illusion, suggesting the natural translucence and lustre of the subject. Perhaps originally a wedding gift (the pattern of the cloth does suggest stylised bells and roses), it is still surprising that this exquisite collection has remained together.

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Description

Small album (c.190 x 190 mm), stiff card wrappers covered in white silk with woven semiabstract design, corded edging to the wraps, initials "F.R." embroidered to the front panel which is decorated with a bow, ties frayed.

Illustrations

12 pieces of cream silk 160 x 160 mm, including fringed edges, each with a meticulously painted group of two or three brightly coloured feathers, and each protected a fold of bark-textured crepe paper.

Condition

The album slightly soiled, a few very faint spots of discolouration to the silks, one leaf with a split now supported with Japanese tissue, the image unaffected, but overall extremely well preserved.

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