Brand: PeriodPaper LLC-Collectible Original Print Archive
This is an original watercolor print from Eduardo (Edward) Mark titled "El Chinchorro" translated as "The Indian Hammock". Mark depicts a young man dressed in white and a bright head wrap resting on his traditional Indian style hammock (chinchorro) in the corner of his room. Next to him sits his riding saddle and lasso and above him hang clothes left to dry.
Edward Walhouse Mark was born in Malaga, Spain in 1817 where his father was head of the English Consulary. Arriving in Bogota, Colombia in 1843, Edward Mark served for 10 years as vice-consul, general consul, and business officer to Great Britain. His techniques were influenced by the great school of English water coloring developed from the end of the 18th century to the beginning of the 19th century. During these years of service, he created many sketches and watercolors, 152 of which are entitled "The Color of an Age" and are presented as fine prints. Originally acquired from a London auction by Rene Van Meerbeke, this collection of 152 watercolors was returned to Colombia, where it was originally created by Edward Walhouse Mark. Later, formally owned by the Colombian Bank of the Republic (Banco de la Republica), it was preserved as an important patriotic and historical record of pre-independence Colombia, later known as "New Granada." Items from this collection are held to be the most complete and faithful of any foreigner who worked in the 19th century, conveying the feeling and the atmosphere of an age that even history books and novels could not convey.The set consists of landscapes, urban visions, regional studies, anthropological observations, studies of nature, social behavior, and portraits.