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Offline peterchall

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Re: Rochester Streetscene 1849, Watercolour
« Reply #13 on: October 04, 2015, 11:42:39 »
Thanks mikeb - understood :)
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Re: Rochester Streetscene 1849, Watercolour
« Reply #12 on: October 04, 2015, 09:55:13 »
My understanding is that weatherboarding was often put over the top of rendering, or plaster work, when that had become porous over age. It was considered a cheaper and quicker remedy than replacing the infilling between timber framed buildings.

The artist has recorded similar weatherboarding on the adjacent properties.

Excellent "grafting" jimawilliams, thanks.

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Re: Rochester Streetscene 1849, Watercolour
« Reply #11 on: October 04, 2015, 08:23:12 »
Brilliant :)

That must be the correct sequence, but it seems odd to change the front of the corner shop from rendering (if that is what it is!) to weather-boarding, or is it artistic licence by the painter?
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Re: Rochester Streetscene 1849, Watercolour
« Reply #10 on: October 04, 2015, 07:38:38 »
Second of two posts as previously stated.

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Re: Rochester Streetscene 1849, Watercolour
« Reply #9 on: October 04, 2015, 07:37:27 »
Referring to the first two images posted and the current Google Maps Street View the following sequence of overlaid images of development may explain the transitions.   Carefully note the edge adjoining brickwork of each image.  Food for thought?

In the painting, the building with the dog outside appears to have the name T L or J Parson(s)

I hope this is of interest and help.  To upload the 4 images I have had to make two posts. This is the first of two posts.

May some higher copyright power have mercy on me?

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Re: Rochester Streetscene 1849, Watercolour
« Reply #8 on: October 03, 2015, 21:38:21 »
Is this the same place?
Ref the first two posts:
It's not the same buildings next to the shop, and the front of the shop being weather-boarded instead of rendered seems to date the photo before the painting
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Re: Rochester Streetscene 1849, Watercolour
« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2015, 18:30:59 »
This looks to be the chappy working at the Brush Ware House on the original Water Colour.
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Re: Rochester Streetscene 1849, Watercolour
« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2015, 18:08:52 »
A pic. in my collection unknown........College Gate as it was known in 1873 opposite that water colour which is about the same time.

You can just make out the "NE" of Pump Lane on the building on the left.



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Re: Rochester Streetscene 1849, Watercolour
« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2015, 14:55:41 »
Beautiful, I love paintings like that - they're a glimpse into a past which is lost forever.
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Re: Rochester Streetscene 1849, Watercolour
« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2015, 12:22:27 »
Nice water colour.......yes, it is opposite Jaspers Gate in the High Street.

Pump Lane is now Northgate.

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Re: Rochester Streetscene 1849, Watercolour
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2015, 17:19:59 »
Sorry, I should have added that the location is at the corner of Pump Lane. This can be seen on the wall of the shop in the Lane. It was the carved window frames that did it for me.

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Re: Rochester Streetscene 1849, Watercolour
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2015, 17:15:06 »
Is this the same place?

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Rochester Streetscene 1849, Watercolour
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2015, 17:02:36 »
The Crown Inn topic was fun :)

Here's another watercolour by John Wykeham Archer of somewhere in Rochester, where is it?

The Trustees of the British Museum, Museum number 1874,0314.474

Old houses at Rochester: street in foreground with cart being unloaded by two men to right, shop to left at corner of street, gabled houses beside it to right. 1849 Watercolour.

 

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