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Thomas Holland (c.1795-c.1865) - Study of flowers in bouquet
  • Thomas Holland (c.1795-c.1865) - Study of flowers in bouquet

    A beautiful and carefully portrayed study of flowers by the artist Thomas Holland. This work is typical of Holland and shows his skill in this genre. Unfortunately, there is a severe lack of information about his life and he is often overshadowed by his better known younger brother James (1800-1870) who was a member of the Old Water-colour Society (O.W.S). In fact, rather unfairly, most studies of flowers by Thomas are attributed to James purely because he is the known artist of the family. 


    Our watercolour shows the skill of Thomas and comes with excellent provenance. As more of his works come to light his reputation will continue to rise independently of his brother.


    Medium: watercolour on paper, 23 x 16 cm, signed l.c 'Thos Holland', framed. 


    Provenance: Abbott and Holder (label verso), sold in October 1997 in list 314 as number 90; The James Anthony and Myrtle Hall Collection, Banbury; Private collection, U.K.


    Condition report: generally very good for its age with vibrant colours. There is some small time staining.

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