Lovely pair of 19th Century Grand Tour drawings beautifully executed in pencil heightened with bodycolour on a buff background. They are both signed M Sellar and titled'The Street of Mercury at Pompeii' and'The Council Chamber at the Forum at Pompeii. The Street of Mercury: A cobbled street dominated by a large archway with traveller passing under it. In the distance is another arch with mountains and volcano in the background.It is signed on bottom left, M Sellar and titled to the bottom right. Its drawn on buff coloured paper laid on board and there is discolouration above the archway (where it is blank) on the left hand side, probably caused by the glue attaching it to the backboard and which could be trimmed. There are 2 pieces of thick card on the back, which aren't in good condition, the black paper covering is worn with bits missing and there are traces of a framing label and inventory number. The wooden frame is gessoed with a faux wood lacquered finish which is a bit worn at the edges. The Council Chamber: Featuring broken columns, a workman in the foreground and tourists further along with the backdrop of volcanos and mountains. It is also signed and titled to the bottom and in a matching frame with framer's label and remnants of an inventory? Number on a small sticker. It has discolouration around the top edges, again from glue and its slightly rippled.
It needs a replacement back board. Frame is similar to its pair, a bit timeworn. They came from a large Georgian house in Galway, Ireland and could have been drawn by a family member whilst on their Grand Tour but any details have been lost in time. They measure approx 51cm x 40cm framed.
Image size 44 x 34cm. If you do not require the frames, I will post the drawings free of charge (UK only). Please message me before paying so I can adjust your invoice. The item "Pair Grand Tour Antique Drawings Charcoal Bodycolour Pompeii" is in sale since Tuesday, September 29, 2020. This item is in the category "Art\Art Drawings".
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