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Book of 21 watercolours by John Marshall-West, inscribed inside front board ‘John Marshall-West Captn Dec ‘95’, although later ones suggest a later date of 1899. Using more intense colours than in his previous books, West paints in a highly accomplished manner, more domestic landscapes, three of Broadstairs and the coast-guard, one of Kingsgate Castle, with an unfinished little girl in the centre of the picture, possibly his only daughter, Evelyn, aged 6/7 at the time of the painting and a rowing scene on the River Thames. He also paints the same field at Orchard Portman, this time empty of the tents he had painted some 4 years previously. Other paintings depict mountain and coastal scenes and there is a one of the S S Pekin sailing past the Portuguese Cape St. Vincent.
Book Condition: Very Good. Cloth boards with leather spine with rubbing to head, tail and corners. Hinge weak with some pages loose. Elasticised strap stretched but intact and paintbrush/pencil holder attached to upper edge of rear board. Measures 9 x 6.5 inches.