The Sailor Boy's Return from a Prosperous Voyage. A Shipwreck'd Sailor Boy telling his Story at a Cottage Door.
An exceptional pair of silkwork pictures with chenile thatch and foliage. The faces and backgound finely executed in watercolour over the silk support; all retaining excellent colour. Within the original gilt gesso frames with a running pattern of honey-suckle and lily and with a bright burnished hollow. French circa 1800. The images derived from the original works by William Redmore Bigg (British, 1755–1828), published by Thomas Gaugain in 1791. o.s: 23 in x 20 in