- October 2, 2017
This week I have had a ‘like buses’ situation but not with the vehicles – with watercolours of Brighton and surrounding areas.
The first one with its vibrant colours is one of a pair of seafront paintings by John V Emms, who exhibited at the Royal Academy in the mid 20th century. His career is well documented in the Who’s Who Of Art And Antiques, and captures what I call ‘the Brighton Green’ on the railings and Madeira Lift. It’s priced at offers in the region of £100.
The second painting is a bit more obscure and although the view is dated 1802 I think it was painted in the early 20th century and shows the hill on the cliffs at Saltdean looking towards Telscombe. I for one have never seen this view before, and it is available for offers in the region of £150.
I for one have never seen this view before
With the Saltdean watercolour came two other paintings: one of the Chain Pier around 1850, and a view from what would now be the Marina looking towards Brighton with some newly erected houses in Lewis Crescent around 1830.
So if you are passing the shop they are in the window for all to see.
Next week: auction results.
28 Western Rd, Hove, BN3 1AF