Saturday, 14 May 2011

Vintage postcards by the artist A.R.Quinton

One of my favourite postcard artists is A.R.Quinton (1853–1934). Alfred Robert Quinton was an English watercolour artist who mainly painted British landscapes and villages. Hundreds of his works were published as postcards by J.Salmon. It's been a while since I've come across any but was delighted last weekend when I came by a small treasure trove of them. Here are a few of my favourites.

Corfe Castle, Dorset, number 2263
Derwentwater, Friar's Crag, number 1498
Isle of Wight, Ventnor, Steephill Cove, number 1636, c.1928
Bexhill Parish Church, Kent, number 1110, c.1918
As usual, lots of vintage postcards on my web site, and a few A.R.Quinton postcards on my Salmon page

    

5 comments:

  1. Three out of four of these wonderful watercolours have a special resonance for me - I have no connection to Bexhill! Thank you for posting.

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  2. I really like this artist's style. Wow, they look like great places to visit. Happy PFF!

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  3. They are rather special. I like his style too!

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  4. When I first saw these, I thought they were old photographs! Imagine my surprise and delight when I found out they are watercolors!!! What an amazing artist.
    Happy PFF!

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  5. I have a A R Quinton postcard, titled "The Yarn Market Dunster"
    with the #,s along the bottom: 5-02-14-63. Printed by J Salom Ltd. Can you give me any info on this card ?

    Thanks

    John Green, jhg4604@yahoo.com

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