James Holland O.W.S. (Burslem, Staffordshire 1800-1870 London)
James Holland O.W.S. (Burslem, Staffordshire 1800-1870 London)

Nine botanical watercolours including: Fuschia (a); Narcissi and Pansies (b); Tulips (c); Convolvulus and Campanula (d); Narcissus with Roses (e); Tulips, Roses and Convolvulus (f); Marigold, Poppy, Petunia and Verbena (g); Bloody Cranesbill and Streptocarpus (h); and Roses (i)

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James Holland O.W.S. (Burslem, Staffordshire 1800-1870 London)
Nine botanical watercolours including: Fuschia (a); Narcissi and Pansies (b); Tulips (c); Convolvulus and Campanula (d); Narcissus with Roses (e); Tulips, Roses and Convolvulus (f); Marigold, Poppy, Petunia and Verbena (g); Bloody Cranesbill and Streptocarpus (h); and Roses (i)
some indistinctly dated circa 1820 (verso, according to the previous owner)
pencil and watercolour with gum arabic, heightened with touches of bodycolour, one with blind stamp Bristol Board
10¼ x 8½ in. (20 x 21/5 cm.); and smaller (9)

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James Holland began his career as a flower painter in his native Staffordshire, executing designs for porcelain decoration. His father and other family members were employed at the pottery works of William Davenport. For an example of the artist's later style see lot 394.

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