Tulip with rose and butterfly, watercolour made by James Holland around 1825. Size (paper): 19,2 x 14,9 cm.
James Holland (1800-1870) was a British water-colour painter born at Burslem, where his father and other members of his family were employed at the pottery works of William Davenport. He himself was employed at an early age for painting flowers on pottery and porcelain, and came to London in 1819 to practise as a flower-painter and to give lessons in drawing landscapes, architecture, and marine subjects. He first exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1824’ In 1835 he became an associate exhibitor of the (now Royal) Society of Painters in Water-colours, but he left the society in 1843, and joined the (now Royal) Society of British Artists, of which he remained a member untill 1848. He rejoined the Water-colour Society in 1856, and was elected a full member two years afterwards.
The drawing of a tulip with rose and butterfly is a typical design for a porcelain plate or platter.
Price: Euro 1.250,- (incl. frame)