• Sunshine and Rain, the Rigi, Switzerland -
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    Signed lower right: Albert Goodwin and inscribed lower left: Sunshine and rain./the Righi.

    Watercolour over pencil heightened with bodycolour with original pen and ink border

    Sheet 14 by 20 cm., 5 ½ by 7 ¾ inches

     

    Provenance:

    By descent from the artist until 2013

     

    The Rigi is a mountain of 1,798 metres in central Switzerland almost entirely surrounded by water with Lakes Lucerne, Zug and Lauerz almost surrounding it. In the nineteenth century, for tourists and artists, the view of the sunrise from its summit was one of the highlights of a visit to Switzerland. J.M.W. Turner visited the area in 1841 and produced his famous series of views of the mountain which for many represents the peak of his achievement in watercolour.

  • The Lighthouse, Port Said, Egypt by Night  -
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    Signed lower right: Albert Goodwin, dated 1900 and inscribed lower left: The Lighthouse/Port Said.

    Watercolour heightened with bodycolour and gum arabic with original pen and ink border

    17.9 by 28.0 cm., 7  by 11 in.

     

    Provenance:

    By descent from the artist until 2013

     

    The son of a builder, Goodwin was a pupil of Arthur Hughes and Ford Maddox Brown. In 1872 he was taken to Italy by John Ruskin and subsequently travelled extensively. He visited Egypt in 1876, India in 1895, North America in 1902 and 1912, and New Zealand in 1917.

     

    The Lighthouse at Port Said was designed by François Coignet at the request of the Khedive of Egypt, Ismail the Magnificent and was opened a week before the opening of the Suez Canal in 1869. Unusually for the time, it was constructed in concrete and is 56 metres high.

     

    Until 2013, the present drawing was in a Goodwin family album. Late in his life, Goodwin would rework his earlier works, add ink borders and assembly them in albums.

  • Sunrise over the Coral Reef, Barbados -
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    Signed lower right: Albert Goodwin/1912 and inscribed with title lower centre

    Watercolour and bodycolour over pencil

    24.7 by 34.6 cm., 9 ¾ by 13 ¾ in.

     

    Provenance:

    Private Collection, UK

     

    Goodwin left the Isle of Wight for Barbados on 22nd January 1902 accompanied by his daughter Edytha. He travelled aboard the W.I.M.S. Trent as a guest of his friend Arthur McConnell and they arrived on 2nd February. Soon afterwards the Goodwins boarded the R.M.S. Eden and continued to St Vincent, Grenada and Trinidad. Goodwin found the exotic colours and wildlife inspirational and he sketched ceaselessly. It was his first trip to the West Indies and he returned in 1912, the date of the present work. 

  • The Morte Stone, Morte Point, North Devon -
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    Signed lower right and inscribed with title lower left
    watercolour and black chalk with original border
    15.4 by 24.7cm., 6 by 9 3/4 inches

    The Morte Stone lies off the north coast of Devon just north of Woolacombe near the village of Mortehoe. the Morte Stone - or Death Stone - earns his name as many ships have been wrecked on its rocks over the centuries


  • The Hermitage of Santa Caterina del Sasso, Lago Maggiore, Italy -
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