Pair English School Watercolours: Amsterdam Canal Scene, the Munttoren.

Sometimes when collecting it isn't neccessary, or even wise, to negotiate. You look, you establish the price, you pay, you flee. You hope you have acquired title. These watercolours exemplify this approach. Car boot sale, loose change price, quick exit. Examined at leisure this kind of purchase occassional disappoints; a hidden flaw the usual culprit. In this case they look better every time I look at them. A pair of watercolours executed in a fine style, probably an English hand, of Dutch scenes; measuring 24cm x 16cm with no apparent signature. The tower appears to be the Munttoren in Amsterdam, built in the early 17th century and the scenes look like they could be 18th or early 19th century. Apart from that speculation I'm in the dark. Any comments welcome. Watercolour: Dutch Scene, Amsterdam Watercolour: Dutch Scene

Paul Williams

This is the blog of Paul Williams, Ceredigion resident since 1970. I am an English and Philosphy graduate of what was once known as St David's University College, at Lampeter. I played bass in Dyfed's first punk band, and living in Llandewi Brefi, had a grandstand view of Operation Julie. Eventually, after 2 years playing bass in Brighton's 256th punk band, I returned to Wales to deal in books and then antiques. I've trained and worked as a counsellor, I am a photographer, blog and web designer and I publish the annual Wales Antiques Guide. I am married and a father of one. Apart from my family, my interests include books, maps, Nikon, Yashica and Mamiya film cameras, British Culture 1935 - 1965, Poole pottery, Welsh textiles, and Poster art. My favourite movies include anything by Pressburger and Powell favourite music includes Gene Clark, Gram Parsons, and anything form San Francisco 1965-1970. I am a late convert to 'Kraut Rock'.

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