Antique Watercolour Burford Priory Oxfordshire Lucy Graham Smith 1920 Gilt Slip
A signed antique watercolour painting of Burford Priory, in the picturesque small medieval Cotswold town of Burford in West Oxfordshire England, by (Katharine) Lucy Graham Smith (nee Tennant) the sister of Lady Margot Asquith the socialite and wife of the Prime Minister. The painting is an idyllic scene of the grade I listed country house and is signed in pencil in the bottom left had corner Burford Priory L. Graham Smith 1920.
(Katherine) Lucy Graham Smith was an accomplished artist who has a watercolour painting in the National Portrait Gallery, an image of Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig dated 1894 collection number NPG 1801a.
This antique water colour painting is glazed and mounted in its original slip with no frame. The slip measures 17 5/8 inches (44.8 cm) wide by 20 5/8 inches (52.4 cm) high by 3/4 inches (1.9 cm) deep. The visible painting size is approximately 9 3/4 inches (24.8 cm) wide by 13 7/8 inches (35.4 cm) high, it weighs a total of 1610 grammes unpacked.
It is in good antique condition the mount has some discolouration and foxing, the slip has some chips, marks and scratches, there is no frame. Some of the images have reflections in the glass. The painting could either be fitted into a new frame or hung as it is.
This is an interesting, decorative and picturesque antique water-colour painting of the Cotswolds by Lucy Graham Smith (1860 -1942 Burkes Peerage 2003 volume 2, page 1570).
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