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2114/19: “BUBBLES” by William Helmsley: a charming Victorian OIL PAINTING on wooden panel, depicting two young children, the girl in a red smock holding a large mug and and the boy in long shorts and heavy boots, blowing some bubbles from a clay pipe. Signed to a label on the reverse and inscribed to the original gilded frame. 17x15ins including the original frame. *William Helmsley (1817-1906) a genre artist of note, became known for his rustic domestic scenes leading to being described as the "pre-eminent painter of Cottage Life". He exhibited widely in London, including the Royal Academy and was elected to the Society of British Artists in 1859 c.1850

object, Oil, painting, Victorian


2094/19: Andrew Sherbon: a charming mid-Victorian OIL PAINTING on canvas of a Cottage Interior. Two children are blowing bubbles while their mother holds an infant on her knee. This well-detailed painting includes furniture of the period; a dog in the foreground; a kettle boiling on the range behind and various items including a candlestick, on the mantelpiece. Signed and dated 1866 (lower right). Measurements: 21 x 17ins (54x43cms) including the ornate swept frame. c.1866

object, Oil, painting, Victorian


2050/19: A good quality late 19th century mahogany TANTALUS in excellent condition, with its original set of three cut-glass decanters and stoppers in perfect order with their "collars" unchipped. It is bound with ornate nickel-plate brass mounts and hinged upper bracket and handle. The front has an interesting applied retailers label for Coombes & Company of Rangoon (Burma). 12ins wide. c.1890

decanters, object, tantalus, Victorian


2042/19: W. H. Midwood (attributed): “The Sailor’s Return” an interesting unsigned OIL PAINTING on canvas which depicts a typical Victorian interior scene, with a father, showing his displeasure as he returns home to his cottage to discover the returning sailor apparently courting his daughter! Good attention to detail. 23 x 19 ins (58x48cms) including the frame. *William Henry MIDWOOD flourished 1867-1885; he was a figure and genre painter who lived in London and had a keen eye for detail. His work often displays a sense of humour mixed with sentimentality and as a result he became a popular artist in his lifetime. c.1870

object, Oil, painting, Victorian