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European and American Schools, 19th/20th Century
Twelve Botanical Watercolors: Seven Chrysanthemums, a Polygala Senega, a Tulip, a Nasturtium, and Two Fruits and Flowers
Six Chrysanthemums unsigned, one Chrysanthemum signed "Rifaat Bey" in ink l.r., Polygala Senega signed and dated "Maria Maydwel Feby 1808" l.r., Tulip dated "May 823" in ink on the reverse, Nasturtiums signed "E. Roth" on the reverse and on the mount, one Fruits and Flowers signed "R. Zuyr" in pencil on the mount.
Watercolor, ink, and pencil on paper, sheet sizes to 14 1/2 x 9 3/4 in. (36.8 x 24.7 cm), unframed.
Condition: Most with pale toning, nicks and wear to edges and corners of the sheets, minor staining and foxing, minor handling creases, some hinged to mat board mounts, others with remnants of old hinges on the reverse.
The lot has one loose matboard mount that is inscribed on the reverse with what looks like "Joh. Drachsler." The resemblance to the name of the floral painter Johann Drechsler was noted, but no direct link could be firmly established.
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