Margaret Lilias ‘Maggie’ Sumner (1859–1919) A sketchbook of pencil drawings of the Lake District Including a group of views of and from Kelbarrow and the surrounding area of Grasmere, the church, Grasmere, where I fish, the view from the front of the house where we have all our meals in the summer in the shade…

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Apollonia Griffith (fl. 1830–50) Tintern Abbey Inscribed on mount and dated 1833, watercolour over traces of pencil 8.3 x 6.3 cm.; 3¼ x 2½ inches Apollonia Griffith was a talented print maker and watercolourist. Her father was the London merchant Thomas Griffith of Ham Common, who had four children including her brother William, celebrated for…

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Apollonia Griffith (fl. 1830–50) Malacca SOLD Inscribed verso: Malacca/where dear William died & was buried/Feby. 4th 1845, watercolour over traces of pencil, further inscribed again on original label, signed on the flyleaf of the album from which it comes 13.8 x 23 cm.; 5⅜ x 9 inches Apollonia Griffith was a talented print maker and…

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Alice Mary Chambers (1854/5–after 1930) Portrait of a woman SOLD Signed with monogram l.l., red chalk on wove paper 41.8 x 35 cm; 16⅜ x 13¾ inches Private collection, U.K., until 2020 Alice Mary Chambers was a talented and well-connected artist associated with Whistler and the Pre-Raphaelites, whose career and family ties have so far…

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Emily Farmer (1826–1905) Gentle Critics RESERVED Signed and dated l.r.: Emily Farmer 1872, watercolour over traces of pencil heightened with bodycolour and gum arabic 50.7 x 36.8 cm; 20 x 14½ inches Exhibited: Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colour, 1872 Emily Farmer exhibited over one hundred works at the New Society of Painters in…

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David Cox (1783-1859) Hay-on-Wye, Wales Signed l.r.: D. COX., watercolour over traces of pencil with scratching out and touches of gum arabic 21.3 x 34 cm.; 8 3/8 x 13 3/8 inches Provenance Guy D. Harvey-Samuel (1887-1960); Fine Art Society, Annual Exhibition of English Drawings and Watercolours, April 1960; no. 108; Private collection, U.K. until…

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Thomas Rowlandson (1756-1827) The Ram’s Head Inn Pen and grey ink and watercolour over traces of pencil, with colour tests verso 23 x 29.1 cm; 9 x 11 1/2 inches Provenance Mrs Gilbert Miller; Dr E. Wilkes from 1969 Exhibited Leger Galleries, English Watercolours, 12 November – 31 December 1969, no. 6; Sheffield City Art…

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John Frederick Lewis, R.A. (1804-1876) A Spy of the Christino Army brought before the Carlist General-In-Chief Zumalacarregui Watercolour with bodycolour, gum arabic and scratching out, in original exhibition frame, the frame numbered No 35, with labels verso, one reading: The capture of a/Spanish Spy/With a Portrait of the Carlist/General-Zumala Carregui/(in red cap & trousers)/By Lewis…

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Mary Anne St Quintin portrait

We had planned to attend the Petworth Park Fair for the first time this May, but it has been postponed. Country Life kindly selected our portrait of Mary Anne St Quintin as their pick of the week.  

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