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Friday, 26 May 2017

Helen Stratton Original Watercolour - For sale

Beautiful original watercolour painting by Victorian/Edwardian artist and children's book illustrator

Helen Stratton (1867-1961)

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Helen Stratton, Walberswick Marshes

             Walberswick Marshes, Suffolk c 1910 ?

Signed by the artist

Detail from Walberswick Marshes - Walberswick bridge

Date unknown. An original delicate watercolour painting on card (unframed) believed to be by the artist Helen Stratton (24.5 cm x 27.5cm or 9.5 inches x 10.5 inches). Stratton is a highly-regarded illustrator of children's fairy tales. Signed with initials in bottom right-hand corner (active 1891-1925). Framer's plate (which is separate, but which has presumably been on the back of the picture when framed) gives provenance - Walberswick Marshes - Helen Stratton - and her London address: 113 Abingdon Road, Kensington. The picture, in greens and blues, is of a bridge over marshland. Walberswick in Suffolk was a haven for artists in the 1890s and 1900s and is associated with Philip Wilson Steer and his circle of English Impressionists. The card has suffered a little acidification from the original backing boards. Corners worn, one slightly split, some browning to edges, and light brown staining to top left edge, about 1.5cm wide. Otherwise very good. Bookseller Inventory # C15466

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