Timlin, William Mitcheson (1893-1943) The Argus. Watercolor and gouache on paperboard, framed, affixed to window mat with brown paper tape around the perimeter of the reverse, 13 7/8 x 10 1/16 in.
Timlin was the author, calligrapher, and illustrator of The Ship That Sailed to Mars, published in London in 1923. This painting shows a viking ship under full sail.
Provenance: Purchased in Johannesburg by Edward E. Feit, c. 1946, by descent to the current owner.
N.B. Dr. Edward E. Feit (1924-2007) was an art collector, writer, and political science professor at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He grew up in South Africa, and it was there at Waterstrand University in Johannesburg that he bought the painting at hand from an art dealer c. 1946. Dr. Feit continued collecting paintings when he moved to the United States in the early 1960s. He also wrote many articles about painters for American Artist magazine in the 1980s and 90s, and is the author of seven books on South Africa.
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