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Antique Watercolour George Pyne by Circa 1840

Antique Watercolour George Pyne by Circa 1840
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  • Antique Watercolour George Pyne by Circa 1840
  • Antique Watercolour George Pyne by Circa 1840
  • Antique Watercolour George Pyne by Circa 1840
  • Antique Watercolour George Pyne by Circa 1840
  • Antique Watercolour George Pyne by Circa 1840
  • Antique Watercolour George Pyne by Circa 1840
  • Antique Watercolour George Pyne by Circa 1840
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Antique English watercolour York street scene by George Pyne (1800-1884) circa 1840 in date.

This wonderful watercolour features a scene with people going about their business in an old town street, painted with an excellent perspective in muted tones. 

This watercolour is housed in an elegantly simple gold frame.

Add some tranquil charm to your home with this lovely watercolour.


In excellent condition, please see photos for confirmation.

Dimensions in cm:

Height 27 x Width 34 x Depth 2 - Frame

Height 12 x Width 16 - Painting

Dimensions in inches:

Height 11 inches x Width 1 foot, 1 inch x Depth 1 inch - Frame

Height 5 inches x Width 6 inches - Painting

Pyne was the elder son of William Henry Pyne, the publisher artist behind the monumental History of the Royal Residences, and son-in-law of John Varley – two founders of the Society of Painters in Watercolours. Living in Oxford from the 1850s until his death, he brought the hand of an architectural draughtsman to his views of Oxford, the works for which he is best known, but with an artist’s ability to represent the romance of old stone. His views of Cambridge and Eton also contribute to his valuable and historical record of the period.

Angelica Kauffman, RA (1741 - 1807)

was a Swiss-born Austrian Neoclassical painter who had a successful career in London and Rome. Though born as "Kauffmann", Kauffman is the preferred spelling of her name in English; it is the form she herself used most in signing her correspondence, documents and paintings.

While Kauffman produced many types of art, she identified herself primarily as a history painter, an unusual designation for a woman artist in the 18th century. History painting, was considered the most elite and lucrative category in academic painting during this time period. Under the direction of Sir Joshua Reynolds, the Royal Academy made a strong effort to promote history painting to a native audience who were more interested in commissioning and buying portraits and landscapes.

Despite the popularity that Kauffman enjoyed in British society and her success as an artist, she was disappointed by the relative apathy that the British had towards history painting. Ultimately she left Britain for the continent, where history painting was better established, held in higher esteem and patronized.

The works of Angelica Kauffman have retained their reputation. By 1911, rooms decorated with her work were still to be seen in various quarters. At Hampton Court was a portrait of the duchess of Brunswick; in the National Portrait Gallery, a self-portrait. There were other pictures by her at Paris, at Dresden, in the Hermitage at St Petersburg, in the Alte Pinakothek atMunich, in Kadriorg Palace, Tallinn (Estonia).


is a hard and durable wood with a satinlike sheen, much used in cabinetmaking, especially in marquetry. It comes from two tropical trees of the family Rutaceae (rue family). East Indian or Ceylon satinwood is the yellowish or dark-brown heartwood of Chloroxylon swietenia.

The lustrous, fine-grained, usually figured wood is used for furniture, cabinetwork, veneers, and backs of brushes. West Indian satinwood, sometimes called yellow wood, is considered superior. It is the golden yellow, lustrous, even-grained wood found in the Florida Keys and the West Indies.

It has long been valued for furniture. It is also used for musical instruments, veneers, and other purposes. Satinwood is classified in the division Magnoliophyta, class Magnoliopsida, order Sapindales, family Rutaceae.

Our reference: R0025

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