18th Century Henry Walton Watercolor of the River Thames
An original late 18th century antique watercolor on paper with pastel accents by very well-listed English painter Henry Walton (1753-1824). Walton is best-known for his oil paintings, which have been sold at prestigious auction houses such as Christie’s and Sotheby’s, but his watercolors have only risen in popularity overtime. This softly colored image depicts Henley Bridge crossing the River Thames between Oxfordshire and Berkshire. Small buildings line the water’s shore, and the surface below softly ripples through their reflections. The painting is signed in the lower left corner, and is presented behind glass in a wooden frame with gilt trim. A wire is attached to the verso for hanging. More information about the artist can be found at the link below.
-light foxing across upper half of image. Some scratching on edges of frame.