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Laurence Oxley Ltd.

Debbie Boon. We have many of her limited edition prints available from stock.  Any other may be ordered without charge, subject to the edition not being sold out.

Sam Toft.  We keep all of her Limited Editions in stock, a few of which are not available elsewhere.  

Birket Foster, RWS.  We provide an Authentication and information servicefor this artist (£40 per picture).

Spy Cartoons etc.  We have a large range of the original Vanity Fair chromolithographic prints.

David Roberts RA.  Original Lithographic prints of Egypt and the Holy Land, circa 1840.

William Wyllie, RA.  We have a number of signed etchings by Wyllie, framed in conservation card and glazed with Waterwhite glass. (This glass is very clear, with minimum reflection.

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Watercolour Paintings, Drawings and Etchings.

Seaching: To go to Birket Foster, for instance, press Ctrl + F, enter fost, then press Return and the artist will be found...
Measurements relate to the frame size, and are imperial. Each is mounted and framed in Conservation materials. (Anthony Oxley is a Fine Art Guild Commended Framer).

Mid 19th Century English School.

The Evening Milking. A watercolour painted around 1860, reminiscent of the work of William Henry Hunt. In an old gilded frame.

26" x 21"



The Convalescent . (Small Watercolour study) Signed.  In a gilded frame with Museum Glass. Image size 3.5" x 3"; frame size 12 x 10.5". £2,200


Pencil drawing of a Lady reading. Framed with Museum Glass.

LE BLOND   Oval colour prints, ‘The Peddler’ and others. Also, some BAXTER prints.  Please give notice before calling in to view.

 WILFRID WILLIAMS BALL, R.B.A., R.E. (1853-1917)

Cheyne Court, Winchester, 1907

Titled, signed and dated by the artist. In fine condition, protected by Museum Glass 14" x 17"


Attributed to Hercules Brabazon Brabazon (1821-1906)

Locarno on Lake Magiore.  Framed with Museum Glass

13.5" x 17.5"                     £475

JOHN BURGESS, AOWS (1814-1874)

'Alresford, Hampshire' Further inscribed 'Sir Roger (Tichborne Claimant) ought to know it'. Further inscribed to back 'Valuable picture...etc.'

Follower of HENRY BARLOW CARTER (1803-1867)

Off Flanborough Head.

19" x 24"


Attrib. JOSHUA CRISTALL, POWS. (1767-1847). Near Beckenham.

14.5" x 16.25"




 A Fishing Village.  Dibden was born at Bletchworth, Surrey, and became a London-based painter. He worked at the General post Office for a while, and began to exhibit pictures when 21.  He painted in England, Belgium, Germany and Northern France, published  A Guide to Watercolour Painting in 1859, and probably also taught art.  Around 1883, he lost his sight and could no longer paint.  He exhibited at the Royal Academy, Rl. Society of British Artists, British Institution and the Portland Gallery. 14.5 x 16.25" £350

EDWARD DUNCAN, RWS (1803-1882).  Small pencil sketches.  Various subjects, Newhaven, Isle of Man etc.

MYLES BIRKET FOSTER, RWS, RAB (Berlin), (1825-1899).  Authentication of Foster's Work.  This is available, and includes a letter of opinion, at a cost of £40 each picture. It can usually be done from a good email image. 

Birket Foster, who became well-known for his pictures of children and landscapes in his life-time, had no formal art training.  After first drawing for The Illustrated London News and Punch, he turned to illustrating books with delicate vignettes. In 1858, he dropped illustration for painting, mostly in watercolour. His tender treatment of many subjects, matched with an unparalleled technical ability, was admired by artists and the public. His unique work has always been expensive, and subsequently has usually been kept in good condition.  We have framed to Museum Standard, with cotton board; Museum Glass is fitted to all the Birket Foster watercolours listed.  Authenticity guaranteed.

If possible, kindly telephone in advance to view our selection.  Prices, available upon request, start at £265, and go through all levels to £14,500.  Please apply for prices not listed.


Children in a Garden
An attractive little sketch.  As it is squared for transfer, a finished watercolour may exist of this scene.

10.5" x 11.75" image size 3 1/2 " x 5" . Framed with Museum Glass. £268.


Bingen, on the Rhine.  A vignette view over the town from the Mountains, with figures and a cart to the side. Monogrammed and inscribed as title in the artist's hand, it was probably painted in 1874. Monogrammed, and inscribed as title in the artist's hand.

13.5" x 15".  image size 4" x 5" .£3,000



A Grassy bank.

image size 4 1/4 " x 7 " . £350


Figures at Harvest
10.5" x 12.5" image size 3 3/4 " x 6 1/8 " .


Locarno, Lake Magiore, Northern Italy.

Studio stamp. Provenance: Christie’s Studio Sale 1899.

13" x 16"(image size 5 " x 8 1/4 ")



'On the Thames'

An atmospheric view of the river and sky with boats, and a church tower in the background.  Provenance:  Exhibited: May 1952 at the Fine Art Society, Bond St.; M.M. Langton.


13”x 14.5” (image size 4 1/2 " x 6 1/8")




Two Sketch Books.  (3.75" x 5.25" closed)

Provenance: Christie’s Studio Sale 1899.                                  £220


Pencil Sketch of a Gentleman
With additional sketches on the (glazed reverse) by the artist.image size 2 3/4 x 4 1/2 ".


Young Shepherds at Evening Time.

A spectcular sunset, in crisp detail.  Circa 1865.

Monogrammed. In an antique gilded frame, with gilded artist plate.  Provenance: Arthur Toothe; Edward Tilling.    

13" x 17" (image size 5 1/8 " x 8 1/4)



By the River Cluny, near Braemar, Scotland
Circa 1890, painted with a wonderful liquidity.

Monogrammed by the artist. In a gilded frame, with gilded title and artist plaque.

15.5 x 18.75" (image size 8 " x 10 3/4")


JOHN BURGESS, AOWS (1814-1874)

'Alresford, Hampshire' Further inscribed 'Sir Roger (Tichborne Claimant) ought to know it'. Further inscribed to back 'Valuable picture...'


A Church on the Thames.

Signed and dated 1885.

Gilded frame and mount.

(18" x 21.5")                £450


HAROLD HODGSON (1867-1953)

'Henham, 1901'

Harold Hodgson was  the son of John Hodgson, R.A. He studied medicine, and came to work in Alresford, Hampshire, in 1902.  He took over a practice in East Street in 1906.  He and his wife lost both their sons in the First World War.

He exhibited at the Royal Academy, Rl. Institute of Painters in Watercolours, Rl. Society of British Artists, Alpine Club Gallery and the WalkerGallery, Liverpool.

He illustrated ‘History of Alresford’ in 1936.


In the style of WILLIAM HENRY HUNT (1790-1864) RWS. Young woman seated.  An attractive watercolour sketch, signed.

Old gilded frame, with Museum Glass

20" x 17" 



Inward Bound
signed, and inscribed as title on the reverse, by the artist.

22" X 17"


WILLIAM PAYNE (C.1760-1830)

Waiting for the Ferry.

Signed and dated 179?.


After DAVID ROBERTS, RA (1796-1864). Hand-coloured lithographs of the Holy Land and Egypt, c.1846. Please ask to view.


PAUL SANDBY, R.A. (1725-1809)

Bothwell Castle on the Clyde
Dated 1761.  A view taken in the evening, this watercolour with gouache may be the earliest view of Bothwell taken by Sandby, who returned occaionally to tutor the family and paint views of the castle.  Signed, and in a titled, gilded frame with Museum Glass. 

20” x 24.5”.


FRANK SCARBOROUGH (Exhibited 1896-1939)

Near Tower Bridge, on the Thames . 

Signed.  Further signed and inscribed 'Near the Tower Bridge' on the reverse.  In gilded hand-made frame with Museum Glass.

(18" x 21.5")                   £1,250


DAVID SHEPHERD (b. 1931).  Two signed Ltd. Ed. prints inc. 'Lone Wanderers of the Arctic'                                            £450


The Fishing Fleet.

Signed in pencil by the artist.A-R glass.

(15.25 x 17")                   £625

WILLIAM WYLLIE, RA (1851-1931) Sailing Craft on Calm Waters.

Signed in pencil by the artist. A-R glass.  (13.25" x 16")           £425

WILLIAM WYLLIE, RA (1851-1931) 'Portsmouth Harbour'.

Signed in pencil by the artist.  Title inscibed in pencil under mount.

A-R glass.

(10.75" x 20.5")              £725

WILLIAM WYLLIE, RA (1851-1931) Sailing Ships and other Craft off coast.

Signed in pencil by the artist.

A-R glass.

(11.75" x 20.5")                £795

WILLIAM WYLLIE, RA (1851-1931) A View of Greenwich

from across the Thames.

Etching & drypoint. Signed.

A-R glass.


WILLIAM WYLLIE, RA (1851-1931).

Mackerel Fishing Craft, off Shoreham Sussex.

1st State; Signed in pencil by the artist. A-R glass. (15.25" x 20.5")          £525

  WILLIAM WYLLIE, RA (1851-1931). Royal Albert Dock, from the Thames. Signed by the artist.