DETMOLD, Edward Julius (artist). An original watercolour painting of a fawn surrounded by forest animals. 1920.
An original, finely detailed, and painstakingly executed, watercolour roundel depicting a young deer with forest animals painted on artist's board with handpainted border; signed, characteristically, with the initials "EJD" and dated 1920; with triple-layered mount in taupe and cream and an early, and handsome, gilded frame; preserved in lovely condition with only a couple of tiny, and scarcely noticeable, fox-marks to the background and another very small (7mm), and very unobtrusive, watercolour splash to the foliage.
A beautiful, lovingly-worked, and harmonious painting demonstrating the exquisite skill of this watercolour artist. This image was reproduced as an onlaid plate on the cover of "Baby Birds and Beasts" (Oxford University Press, 1920), which constitutes the combined edition of The Book of Baby Beasts and The Book of Baby Birds.