• View on the Thames at Gravesend -
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    signed lower left: H.G. Hine
    watercolour over pencil heightened with bodycolour and gum arabic
    19.8 by 52.3cm., 7 3/4 by 20 1/2 inches

    In the nineteenth century, Gravesend was the entry point to London and all ships going abroad were obliged to stop there. Charles Dickens Junior wrote in his `Dictionary of the Thames', published in 1889: `Gravesend, owing to its position as the gateway of the port of London, is one of the most important towns on the river.'
  • The Village of Tighnabruaich, Kyles of Bute, Scotland -
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    Signed lower left: H.G. HINE 1875

    Watercolour over traces of pencil heightened with bodycolour and scratching out

    28.9 by 65.3 cm., 11 ¼ by 25 ½ in.

     

    Provenance:

    With Abbey Antiques, Hemel Hempstead, 1982

     

    Tighnabruaich is a small village facing the island of Bute. It is in the Cowal Peninsula, 25 miles from Dunoon. Hine was the son of a Brighton coachman and was a self-taught artist, learning by copying the watercolours by the Sussex artist Copley Fielding which belonged to the local vicar. He exhibited landscapes from 1830 until his death in 1895, mainly at the New Watercolour Society.

  • Swanage Bay, Dorset -
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    Signed and dated 1866 lower left

    Watercolour over pencil heightened with bodycolour

    33.2 by 59.5cm., 13 by 23 ? inches

  • Lobster Fishing off Swanage -
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    Signed and dated 1863 lower left

    Watercolour over pencil heightened with bodycolour

    24.2 by 55.6 cm., 9 ? by 22 inches

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