View of the Old Church Chelsea from Battersea with Old Battersea Bridge to the Left - (Image: 12.5 x 17.5 cm; Frame: 16.5 x 21.5 cm) & View of Turner’s House, 119 Cheyne Walk, Chelsea - (Image: 17 x 11.5 cm; Frame: 21 x 15.5 cm)
These two charming little oil paintings date to the end of the 19th century.
They are both signed R.J. Abraham - possibly Robert John Abraham who designed tiles for Copeland. They are both nicely framed and beautifully painted. Great historical and decorative pieces if you live in Chelsea.
In the late 19th century the small fishing village of Chelsea expanded rapidly and became a haven for artists and writers. The area offered cheap rents, interesting housing and a more rural environment just outside the City of London. For more than 60 years artists' communities dominated Chelsea life - and they often led flamboyant, bohemian lifestyles. Famous Chelsea residents included Oscar Wilde, James McNeill Whistler, George Eliot and Henry James.
A most unusual and unique pair of little oil studies. They are of a small scape and are ideal for modern domestic interiors.
Very decorative pieces - and of course of special interest if you are interested in historical Chelsea Views.
The price quoted here is for both little antique paintings - as photographed.
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