Summer exhibition 26 June – 5 July 2019

We participated in London Art Week this July, exhibiting our summer exhibition in a gallery in Mason’s Yard, St James’s. The fantastic weather gave St James’s something of a holiday atmosphere and made gallery hopping a most pleasurable activity.

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Frederick Nash, OWS (British, 1782–1856)

Frederick Nash, OWS (British, 1782–1856) Covent Garden Market Watercolour over traces of pencil with scratching out 15 x 22.5 cm; 5 ⅞ x 8 ⅞ inches Provenance: The Flannery collection, UK, and by descent until 2018. Engraved: By A. C. Allen, 1824. Literature: Huon Mallalieu, The Dictionary of British Watercolour Artists up to 1920, 2002,…

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Peter de Wint (British, 1784–1849)

Peter de Wint (British, 1784–1849) View in Cumberland This atmospheric panorama with a remarkably extensive uninterrupted vista dates from the 1830s and is a companion to A View of the Cumberland Hills from Patterdale, in the collection of the Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester (D1924.63). Both watercolours are painted with wet, broad washes in the same…

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George Morland (British, 1763–1804)

George Morland (British, 1763–1804) Three studies of heads of Cotswold sheep Signed l.r.: George Morland, pencil, on paper watermarked J WHATMAN 46.1 x 30 cm; 18 x 11¾ inches Provenance: Andrew Wyld, London; The Flannery collection, UK, and by descent until 2018. Engraved: As a sheet from sketchbook IX, in crayon-manner (probably by John Harris),…

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John White Abbott (British, 1763–1851)

John White Abbott (British, 1763–1851) On Windermere near Low wood – evening light SOLD Inscribed verso: Near Low wood July 16/Evening light on the [?]position from the Right, signed with initials, inscribed and dated on label attached to backboard: On Winandermere [sic] near Lowwood./JWA. July 16.1791, pen and grey ink and watercolour, original hand drawn…

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Evelyn De Morgan, née Pickering

Evelyn De Morgan, née Pickering (British, 1855–1919) The head of a girl Pencil 17.8 x 17.7 cm; 7 x 7 inches Provenance: M. D. E. Clayton-Stamm, by descent until 2018. Evelyn De Morgan, who attended the Slade School of Art, was influenced by George F. Watts and Edward Burne-Jones and by the work of her…

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Myles Birket Foster, RWS

Myles Birket Foster, RWS (British, 1825–1899) Sunset study with a mackerel sky Watercolour over pencil heightened with bodycolour on thick cream paper 12.8 x 17.7 cm; 5 ⅛ x 7 inches Provenance: Frances Foster, the artist’s second wife. This delightful sketch is unusually spontaneous for the artist and shows the influence of John Ruskin. Huge…

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Edward Lear, RA

Edward Lear, RA (British, 1812–1888) Pentedatilo, Calabria One seem’d all dark and red – a tract of sand, And someone pacing there along,Who paced for ever in a glimmering land,Lit with a low large moon.Alfred, Lord Tennyson, ‘The Palace of Art’ Lear’s close friendship of thirty-seven years with Tennyson inspired his ‘Painting=Sympathisations’, a proposed project…

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William Callow RWS

William Callow, RWS (British, 1812–1908) The Piazzetta, Venice Signed and dated l.r.: Wm Callow/1870, watercolour over pencil with scratching out 37 x 27 cm; 14½ x 10⅝ inches Exhibited: The Society of Painters in Water-colours, 1870, The Piazzetta, Venice. This engaging watercolour shows the famous statues of the Lion of St Mark and St Theodore…

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