Antique Watercolors Paintings Botanicals 1780-90 Wm. Bosilar Set Of 3 14x18"
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Antique Watercolors Paintings Botanicals 1780-90 Wm. Bosilar Set Of 3 14x18":
Antique Watercolors Paintings Botanicals 1780-90 Wm. Bosilar Set of 3 14X18"IMAGE 1.
William Bosilar c1780 Original Watercolor – contemporary notation on back.Mat - H: 18” X W: 14”
Visible image – H: 10 1/8” X W: 7 3/8”Watercolor of "eupotorium avicena", known in English as “hemp agrimony" - medicinal herb. The plant is labelled at the bottom in English and Latin.
A pencil sketch can be seen below the painted image.
The colors are faded a bit: shades of olive green with pink/brown flowers. The mat is old.
It displays inventory numbers and measurements on the back.
It is covered with a sheet of plastic that is taped around the edges. IMAGE 3.
Bosilar Botanical watercolor c 1790 - contemporary notation on back.
Inventory # stickers. Price tag dated, DEC 21 1989 $60 - Mat – H: 18” X W: 14”
Visible image – H: 11 3/8” X W: 6 7/8”A watercolor of reseda luteola, also called “dyer’s rocket" or "dyer’s weed.”
It is widely used source of a yellow dye known as weld. Labelled at the bottom of the image in English (over the # 340) and Latin.
A light pencil sketch can be seen below the painted image. The mat is dark buff colored.
There is a green, drawn framing around the opening as well as a second mat of dark green.
Mat is covered with plastic sheeting.
Tag board backing. IMAGE 5.
This painting lacks the notations of the other two.
However, we are assuming it was painting within the same time frame – 1780-90.Mat – H: 18” X 14”
Visible image – H: 10 7/8” X W: 6 1/8”While unmarked, this piece is most likely Bosilar, as well, based on the technique, color palette, script of the labeling, etc. A watercolor of carduus maria, also called “milk thistle” or “St. Mary’s Thistle.”
It is used in homeopathy to treat a variety of medical conditions. This painting shows less detailed technique than the other two.
A light pencil sketch can be seen below the painted image. The mat is a contemporary single off-white with the image secured with what appears to be acid free framing tape. The paintings themselves are in great condition showing very few age related problems.
There is some discoloration, two spots of foxing in Image 1., and a bit of surface soiling in the upper right corner of Image 2,. Image 3. appears to have writing on the back upper right corner. Keep in mind that two of these pieces have been in mats for some time and the mats do show a few bumps and bruises.
We suggest removing them from the mats and having them placed in acid free materials. Note: These paintings are sold as a set of three (3).