I am finally getting around to an update. It's been some time since the last as we both have been dealing with many other activities and life changes. I have more to go but it may take a little more time.
Rare pair of watercolor portraits by William Gosse. Signed on both "W. Gosse 1853", twice on the gentleman. Research found William Gosse was born in Worcester, England in 1808. In 1822, he went to Newfoundland to work in his uncle's mercantile. He left Newfoundland in the 1840's and returned to England where this pair was certainly painted. He fourished Ca. 1830-1847. Overall: 17" high X 14 1/2" wide. Sight: 13" high X 10 1/2" wide.