Alice V. Kerr Nelson Hirschberg Watercolor painting of children on the sea shore. Circa 1900 24 1/4" high by 21 1/2" wide framed. This is a charming Victorian style watercolor signed Hirschberg. The signature and subject matter suggests that the artist is Alice V. Kerr Nelson Hirschberg. She was born 2/12/1856 and died in 1930. She was the daughter of George William Kerr Nelson the Lord of Chaddleworth Manor in Middlesex, England. She was also descended from Elizabeth Kerr a noted English floral painter. Alice was known for watercolors, illustrations, portraits, landscapes and elaborate interiors. She was widely exhibited in the United States. Some of the exhibits were at the Art Institute of Chicago, The Boston Art Club and The National Academy of Artistic Design. She has many listing in art books including Davenport''s Art Report, Who''s Who in American Art and Dictionary of Women Artists and the Artist''s Bluebook. Notes regarding Alice appear in the Smithsonian Archives of Artists along with her husband and son Georges Laurence Nelson. This watercolor painting is 18" wide by 15" high unframed. It has been framed in a polished golden burl wood frame and now measures 24 1/4" wide by 21 1/2" high, framed. The watercolor features three cherubic children enjoying a day at the beach. The subjects are a boy, girl and a baby. This is a lovely watercolor that has been in my collection since late 1980''s. I bought it from a Connecticut art dealer at Brimfield, Ma. It was unframed and matted under plastic at the time. I had it framed with acid free paper mat covered in striped polished cotton fabric and laid on the surface. The only glue is on the ribbon trim and it is water soluble. It was framed by Venetia Thompson of Principally Pictures who was well known for her artistic museum quality framing in California in the 1990''s. The watercolor is in good condition with no tears or stains. There is very slight foxing. This is a charming and heartwarming piece that will fit in any gentle decor.
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