D.Y. Cameron Lovely Hand Signed Watercolor Drawing Canal Boat c. 1930 Framed


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David Young Cameron (1865-1945) was a world renowned artist whose etchings, drawings, and paintings were held in high regard during his lifetime and whose works are prized by collectors today.

This lovely drawing with watercolor of a small sailing boat on a canal is likely a scene from the Middle East or North Africa, both areas that Cameron visited as an artist. In this isolated landscape a small boat, with one man at the rudder steering and another person sitting toward the front, makes its way along a canal. A bend in the river lies ahead, and the man is adjusting the rudder to navigate it.

This watercolor drawing is striking in its simplicity and the sense of peace and tranquility it provides. It would be a fine addition to a collection of Cameron's etchings.

Original Drawing in pencil on natural wove paper with blue and brown watercolors added throughout the image by the artist. Lightly signed in pencil by the artist with his characteristic initials "DYC" at the bottom right.

From a New York Collection.

Sheet size - 9-1/2 x 15-1/2 inchces
Image size - 9 x 15 inches
Frame size - 15-1/2 x 20-1/2 inches

Very Good condition with only some light age toning. This work has been examined out of the frame. The accompanying photos show the condition.

Professionally matted in an acid-free tan mat with solid black core with archival materials, and framed with glass in a vintage solid wood frame with a dustcover and stainless steel hanging wire on the back. Nicely presented and ready to hang.

Sir David Young Cameron was born in Glasgow, Scotland and died in Perth, Scotland. He was trained at the Glasgow and Edinburgh Schools of Art in the 1880s.

Cameron was a painter and printmaker. From 1887-1902 he was a member of the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers. It was during this time that he published a number of sets of etchings including The Clyde Set, The North Holland Set and The North Italian Set. In general his prints feature areas of contrasting dark and light. Cameron became a member of the Royal Academy in 1920.

Cameron would later become known for his church interiors and barren landscapes of Scotland done in drypoint. The feathery lightness of these drypoints was in visual contrast with the rock and water of the subjects. His work was highly sought after by collectors, until the Great Crash in 1929 brought a collapse in prices for prints in general.

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