• Circa: 1930
• Artist: Helen Seddon
• Provenance: England, UK
• Medium: Watercolour
• On paper
• Depicts flowers in a vase
• Gilt frame
• Bold colours
• Good condition
• Free delivery to England, Wales & southern Scotland*
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This is a beautiful antique English watercolour painting of flowers in a vase, circa 1930, on paper, in good condition. The painting depicts a bunch of pink roses in a vase, placed on a shiny surface, in front of a dark red fabric background. The item displays a wonderful range of colours and tones, including pinks, greens and reds, making it an attractive painting. At the bottom left corner, the artist’s signature can be located. The picture has been re-mounted in a simple white mat with gold, green and red border gilt frame.
Born in Shropshire, the daughter of a New Zealand sheep farmer. She studied art in Edinburgh and Paris. Locally she was a pupil of Charles Walter SImpson and Fred Milner. She lived at Morvah Studio, St Ives and exhibited during the 1920s and 30s both locally and at the Society of Women Artists, with her friends in London. She exhibited in Show Days of 1923, and 1924, and in the latter she exhibited The White Sands of Picardy (prior to RA) and Hero Worship. She liked to travel and this is shown in her wide range of titles. Her preferred subject areas were landscapes, seascapes, and architectural in watercolour and oils. Other titles include Lostwithiel (wc) and Primroses and Polyanthus (wc), both of which were exhibited at the Falmouth Group Show in 1896. She is also known to have exhibited with another friend also from New Zealand, Helen Elizabeth Overbury FOX, at the St Ives Show Day 1923, from the Crab Rock Studio. Her close friends were Dorothea Sharp and Marcella Smith. (Source: https://cornwallartists.org/cornwall-artists/helen-seddon)
This painting would look superb in a variety of rooms, including the hallway, living room or bedroom. This item would certainly grace any home and is a great investment as it is an attractive and colourful piece. So don’t miss out on your chance to own a lovely piece of art.
The picture is in condition; the painting is free from rips and tears to the canvas. The colours are strong and there is no sign of fading. The picture has been sympathetically reframed at some point in the past. The gilt frame is solid and the picture is ready to hang. Nominal old use marks to the leading edges of the frame but nothing significant considering its age.
Height = 48.1cm or 19” or 1ft 7”
Width = 47.3cm or 18⅝” or 1ft 6⅝”
Depth = 2.1cm or ⅞”
Frame Width = 3.3cm or 1¼”
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