Saturday, February 28, 2015

Painting Give-Away

Miniature painting in largest size
I recently purchased an original gilt framed watercolour by British painter William Lee Hankey (1859-1952). It is titled "Preparing the Meal" and is the small watercolour he did prior to painting his large oil on canvas painting titled "Peeling the Vegetables" (Except for the medium the paintings are virtually identical but I actually think mine is prettier, especially the face of the young boy)  which sold at Sotheby's auction in 2009. Plates were made of "Peeling the Vegetables" and so there was a run of engravings of that painting.

My son offered to do a high resolution scan of the painting and we made prints for my dollhouse  using watercolour paper.  The original painting is quite small as seen by the size of the roses just in front of the picture.

Anyhoo... I thought maybe someone might like a copy of this painting in their dollhouse so I would like to give one away.  I only have two dollhouses on the go (three if you count the one that has been in the basement since 1983, fyi- I don't). So as you can see there are three sizes so if you win I you can chose which ever size suits your dollhouse. I also have a wonderful Thomas Wainwright Scottish landscape watercolours with cows I am going to scan for the dollhouse.

Just let me know if this is the type of thing that would fit with your decor and if you would like to entered into the draw and I will pick someone at random on March 15th.

Also, I am still working hard on my little French dollhouse ala Lea so I will keep you updated, but I need a name (all the best French chateaus have names) so if you have any suggestions I would love to hear them!


  1. This painting would be perfect in my living room.
    I put the link on my blog.

  2. Beautiful art uplifts any interior decor, at least I believe it does. Your painting is exquisite and I would love to put it in one of my miniature houses. Please include me in your giveaway. I will put a link on my blog.

  3. me gustaría participar, con tu permiso, voy a poner un enlace en mi blog

  4. Ohh!! I like this painting and this would be wonderful in my dollshouse!
    Please count me in.
    I put your link on my blog.
    kisses from Italy

  5. I'd love to take part in your draw. Please count me in. Your link will be on my blog.
    Thanks and a hug, Drora

  6. Precioso , me encantará participar, feliz fin de semana:-)

  7. Es simplemente precioso! Me encantaría participar y también te invito a mi sorteo, un abrazo

  8. Beautiful painting :) All of the sizes look great - like perhaps a bit more those two bigger once...
    Name... hm... Le château de lys/Lily - the lilies Castle, I kind of like when they have a flower in they name... Or maybe just some color - Le château blanc, Le château bleu.. Well that's just what I think ;)
    Hugs, Irina