Up for sale is this lovely antique art scrapbook belonging to one Robert Houston. The book is full of ink and pencil drawings as well as some watercolors. When counting one side of the paper as a page, there are approximately 57 pages with drawings and approximately 16 pages with watercolor paintings or drawings with some watercolor shading. About 4 or so pages have book/periodical engravings adhered to them, some are 18th century and some mid 19th century. A couple of pages have small Victorian embellished cards. Some pages have a spot of light staining, a small chip or tear, creased page corner, etc. A couple of pages are loose. There are a couple of pieces of artwork which are torn as well as a small amount of other ones which have some small chips or tears or soiling. Some of the pieces of art have some foxing. About 3 or so of the drawings have nice manuscript lettering with some drawn embellishments. About half of the drawings are in pencil and about half are in ink. A couple of the drawings are done with what looks like pastel. Some of the pieces of artwork are more skillfully done than others. Some appear to be a bit juvenile. The covers have some soiling and some heavy wear. The spine of the book looks like it is vellum, it has manuscript titling which says, Sketches and Drawings. The book measures approximately 12 inches by 9 inches. There are some interior cracks to the binding, but the binding of the book is still sound. The book most likely dates to around the mid 1800’s. All in all a really unique and interesting old scrapbook with several wonderful pieces of art. Please look at the photos to further note the condition and message me with any questions you might have. The item “Antique 1800’s FOLK ART SCRAPBOOK Sketchbook WATERCOLOR PAINTING & DRAWING Book” is in sale since Friday, March 29, 2019. This item is in the category “Art\Art Drawings”. The seller is “nevermore_antiques_and_books” and is located in Wallingford, Connecticut. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay.
- Style: Folk Art
- Listed By: Dealer or Reseller
- Medium: Watercolor, Ink, Pencil
- Date of Creation: 1800-1899
- Year: 1850
- Subject: Travel, Folk Art, Landscape, Portraits
- Originality: Original