Sale of recently rediscovered painting by Sir Joshua Reynolds

The portrait of Peregrine Bertie by Sir Joshua Reynolds

Karen Taylor Fine Art is delighted to announce the sale on behalf of a client of a recently rediscovered portrait by Sir Joshua Reynolds to a charitable trust. The portrait of Peregrine Bertie, 3rd Duke of Ancaster (1714-1778) was discovered in a house sale at Plas Gwyn in Anglesey where it was very dirty (but…

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Summer exhibition July 2018

Karen Taylor Fine Art was delighted to return to the Illustration Cupboard for our Summer Exhibition. The show started successfully with a well-attended private view which had quite a buzz and went from strength to strength through the week. It was extremely pleasing to see so many people looking seriously at English drawings and watercolours and we enjoyed catching up with old customers and getting to know new ones.

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Thomas Bardwell

Thomas Bardwell (British 1704-1767) The Longe family of Spixworth Hall, near Norwich Gouache on vellum, in the original swept frame with labels attached, inscribed on a former label: ‘…ell Pinxt…about the year 1756’ 28 x 24 cm; 11 x 9 1/2 inches Provenance Sotheby’s, London, 22 March 1979, lot 84; Davis & Long Company, New…

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Edward Lear R.A. – Potamos

Edward Lear, R.A. (1812-1888) Potamos, Cerigo (present day Kythera) Inscribed in pen and brown ink with location in Greek l.r. and dated: 21. May 5 P.M. 1863 and again in pencil and numbered 189, further extensively inscribed with colour notes and comments, pen and brown ink and watercolour over pencil, inscribed and numbered verso: 159/Lon…?…

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Edward Lear – The plains of Lombardy

Edward Lear, R.A. (1812-1888) The plains of Lombardy from Monte Generoso Inscribed and dated l.l.: Monte Generoso/1879, and further inscribed with colour notes, pen and brown ink over pencil 25 x 51.5 cm Lear returned to Varese and Monte Generoso, on the border between Italy and Switzerland between lakes Lugano and Como, from June 29…

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Joseph Severn (1793-1879)

Joseph Severn (1793-1879) Sketching at the Baths of Caracalla, Rome SOLD Inscribed on the reverse: Henry Acland from W (?) Severn- March 26 1839 – Drawn together May 1838
Oil on paper 25 by 39.5 cm., 9 3⁄4 by 15 1⁄2 in. Provenance: Given by Joseph or Walter Severn (b. 1830), to Sir Henry Wentworth Acland;
By…

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Antoine-Ignace Melling

Antoine-Ignace Melling (Karlsruhe 1763-Paris 1831) Vue de l’embouchure de la Mer Noire SOLD Inscribed l.l.: No 1, watercolour over traces of pencil with touches of gum arabic and scratching out, inscribed with title and numbered on reverse of backing: Vue de l’embouchure de la Mer Noire, further inscribed in white bodycolour on a strip originally…

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George Dennis CME (1814-1898)

George Dennis CME (1814-1898) The Puerta Romana, Cordova SOLD Signed with initials, inscribed and dated verso: G.D. 1836/Puerta Romana/Cordoba, watercolour over pencil 22 x 32 cm Provenance Bernard Williams Weller (1870-1944), journalist and critic George Dennis was an English artist, explorer and writer. He left school at 15 but was a prodigious linguist, who taught…

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David Cox (1783-1859)

David Cox (1783-1859) A terrace with figures in seventeenth century costume Signed and dated l.l.: David Cox.1836, watercolour over pencil with scratching out 18 x 26 cm In the summer of 1836 Cox spent a few weeks at Rowsley, painting at Haddon Hall. He made several watercolours of elegant figures in seventeenth century costume strolling…

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