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Three (3) British Watercolor Paintings by Arthur David McCormick and Alfred Fleetwood Varley. 1st and 2nd items: Two (2) Arthur David McCormick (United Kingdom, 1860-1943) watercolor paintings, the first depicting a finely dressed woman seated on a bench overlooking the sea, the second depicting a well dressed man, possibly a sea captain, standing on the steps of a dock outside a building, with papers and walking stick in hands, and ships moored in the distance. Both signed lower right and framed under glass with gold mats stenciled "A.D. MCCORMICK R.A. R.O.I. (Royal Academy; Royal Institute of Oil Painters). Sight: 14" H x 10" W. Framed: 20" H x 16" W. Biography: Irish born artist Arthur David (A.D.) McCormick studied at the College of Design in Belfast before moving to London in 1883 to work as an illustrator. He began exhibiting at the Royal Academy in 1889 and would continue to do so over the next 30 years. He made a name for himself with his pirate and sailor illustrations in oil and watercolor, and was best known for the sailor's head illustration that appeared on the cigarette packets produced by John Player and Son. His paintings can be found in the Victoria & Albert Museum and the Imperial War Museum, among others. 3rd item: Albert Fleetwood Varley (United Kingdom, 1804-1876) watercolor on paper landscape, depicting two figures in on a country road leading through tall trees. Front is unsigned. Reverse with pencil inscription: ST. GEORGE'S HILL, SURREY BY ALBERT VARLEY. Matted, unframed. Sheet: 13 5/8" H x 10" W. Mat: 19 3/4" H x 16" W. Private Nashville Collection. Condition: 1st and 2nd items: Both paintings appear to be in excellent condition with some spotting to mats, and some scuffs and wear to frame edges. Not examined out of frame. 3rd item: Overall good condition. Toning, sides partially taped to mat; exfoliation to area of back identifying artist.