"R. A. W."
Group of watercolour views of the Blue Mountains, Glen Alice, Umbiella and King’s Tableland (Great Dividing Range, New South Wales), 1917-1920.
A group of six large-format watercolour views of the spectacular landscape on the western side of the Blue Mountains – a truly magical corner of the world. Made between 1917 and 1920 by a competent amateur artist identified only by the initials “R. A. W.”, the watercolours are contained in a sketch book, 270 x 370 mm, with printed cloth-covered boards lettered in black The Public Schools Drawing Book. Reeves & Sons, Ltd. London; each of these charming watercolours is in good condition and can easily be removed from the sketch book (which is now quite battered) to be mounted and framed individually; the versos and remaining leaves in the sketch book are either blank or contain unfinished pencil sketches.
I. [Blue Mountains scene]. 270 x 370 mm. Unsigned.
II. Sunset Rock, Kings Tableland. 3.10.17. [Artist’s pencilled caption lower left]. 270 x 370 mm. Unsigned.
III. View fm. verandah looking north east. R. A. W. 5 Oct. / 20. [Artist’s pencilled caption lower left]. 270 x 740 mm. (Double-page panorama).
IV. View from Recreation Ground, Glen Alice, looking north. 28.9.20. [Artist’s pencilled caption lower left]. 270 x 370 mm. Unsigned.
V. Umbiella looking east down Capertee River gorge. R. A. W. 30.9.20. [Artist’s pencilled caption lower left]. 270 x 370 mm.
VI. [Scene on the Western Slopes]. Unsigned. 270 x 370 mm.