ALBUM A collection of 6 albums, containing approximately 277 watercolour, pen and ink drawings, draw
Lot 7
ALBUM A collection of 6 albums, containing approximately 277 watercolour, pen and ink drawings, drawn and compiled by H.G.M. Kirkby, mostly comprising views, caricatures, and genre scenes from his vacations in Scotland, France, Norway, and Oxfordshire, and strongly reflecting his sporting pursuits
Sold for £1,852 (US$ 3,024) inc. premium

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ALBUMS
A collection of 6 albums, containing approximately 277 watercolour, pen and ink drawings, drawn and compiled by H.G.M. Kirkby, mostly comprising views, caricatures, and genre scenes from his vacations in Scotland, France, Norway, and Oxfordshire, and strongly reflecting his sporting pursuits, images mostly approximately 150 by 230mm., some smaller, contemporary half morocco, 4to and oblong 4to (6)

Footnotes

  • A fine series of amateur watercolours vividly conjuring up the world of an Edwardian gentleman's leisure pursuits and holiday amusements between 1900 and 1910. Executed in a style hovering between the "Douanier" Rousseau and Edward Landseer, approximately half the images depict activities of hunting, fishing, and related revelries on a Scottish estate at Forsinard in Sutherland (where the illustrator died in the smoke room of the Lodge in 1912), with a number recording a fishing trip to Norway. The other major locations are a country house called Bradwell Grove, near Burford in Oxfordshire (including 18 scenes of golfing interest, also tennis, snooker, and cycling), and the French resort of Dinard - the watercolours here focusing on local customs, native types, beach scenes and yachting, all realised with a wonderful, dry wry humour.
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