Art Unsigned

I often come across pieces that are not signed but are still of good artistic value.  Today a chapter of few words but of an artistic worth of which the paintings may speak for themselves.  They all come from the 19th century.

Bayard's Cove, Dartmouth Harbour in the manner of Samuel Prout @ 1860

Bayard’s Cove, Dartmouth Harbour
in the manner of Samuel Prout @ 1860

We begin with a coastal or harbour scene in the manner of Samuel Prout.  A warmth of colour and precision in expression are the proof of this artist’s talent.  I believe it to show #Bayard’s Cove on the River Dart near #DartmouthHarbour around 1860.   We see #StPetroxChurch and castle towers in the distance at the mouth of the inlet.

Old Burial Ground initialed @ 1877

Old Burial Ground
initialed @ 1877

#TheOldBurialGround at #Inceworth painted in 1877 if my reading of the inscription beneath the image is correct.  Alas, Inceworth no longer exists, it was probably erected in the 14th century and by the 18th it was a venerable pile of antiquities.  It’s chapel was turned into a granary which eventually fell into dis-repair.  Inceworth is close Plymouth on the Tamar River which forms the border between Devon and Cornwall.

Idyllic Country Scene unknown artist

Idyllic Country Scene
unknown artist

To an idyllic rural scene with children playing and fishing as their mother prepares her wares for market.  A pleasant scene done in the cool peaceful hues of autumn.

And to finish two landscapes. One with a bit of humour as a man chases his cart down the hill and the other – for me – could be an image from western Canada’s mountains and fir trees.  There are initials to be found in the bottom left corner on the greyish stone. A number of fine watercolours by unknown artists.

Chasing the Cart unknown artist

Chasing the Cart
unknown artist

 

Mountain River initialed

Mountain River
initialed

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