Ann Baring (1758 -1804) Hilly landscape with cattle watering and rustics on donkeys Signed and dated l.l.: Ann Baring delt 1789, watercolour over pencil on laid paper watermarked with the Strasburg Lily 34.8 x 47.9 cm; 13 5/8 x 18 7/8 inches Provenance Private collection, U.K., until 2019 This charming work shows Ann Baring’s watercolour…

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Richard Henry Wright (1857-1930) Dent Blanche, Valais, Switzerland Signed, inscribed and dated l.r.: Dent Blanche RHWright 1912, watercolour over traces of pencil heightened with white 18.5 x 26 cm; 7 ¼ x 10 ¼ inches The Dent Blanche is one of the highest peaks in the Alps, familiar to those who have visited Zermatt, and…

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Circle of Francois August Ravier (Lyon 1814- Morestel 1895) Trees at sunset Oil on paper laid down on canvas 22.5 x 34.5 cm; 8 7/8 x 13 ½ inches The Lyonnais painter François-Auguste Ravier was greatly admired by his peers, in particular Pierre Puvis de Chavannes (1824-1898) and Albert Maignan (1845-1908). After several extended visits…

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Johann Jakob Wolfensberger (Swiss 1797-1850) View of Smyrna Signed and dated l.r.: Wolfensberger/Smyrna 1836, watercolour over pencil with scratching out 54.2 x 75.1 cm; 21 5/8 x 29 ½ inches This view of Smyrna from the outskirts of the city shows shipping moored in the bay and a number of individual buildings which are carefully…

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William Westall, A.R.A. (1781-1851) New Bailey Bridge, Manchester Watercolour over pencil heightened with white 9 x 14.2 cm; 3 1/2 x 5 5/8 inches Engraved by John Roffe, published in Charles Tilt’s Great Britain Illustrated, 1830 (A copy of the print accompanies this watercolour) Provenance Andrew Wyld, November 1973 After the artist’s return from Captain…

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John Webber, R.A. (1751-1793) A traveller standing by a waterfall A traveller standing by a waterfall Inscribed u.c.: No 22. august 15. 1788, watercolour over pencil on laid paper 35 x 23 cm; 13.8 x 9.1 inches Provenance Sotheby’s London, July 14, 1988, lot 87; Spink, K31430; Private collection, U.K., bought from the above The…

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William Strutt (1827-1915) Young Arabian Rhinoceros Two, pencil, inscribed on old mount: Arabian & young rhinoceros One 8 x 24.3 cm; 7 x 9 1/2 inches, the other 12 x 18.7 cm; 4 3/4 x 7 3/8 inches The artist studied in Paris and made many drawings of animals throughout his career. He visited Australia…

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G W (fl. late 19th century) A portrait of the artist Benjamin Walter Spiers smoking in his studio Signed and inscribed verso: Far away in Cloudland/BWSpiers/And when the smoke ascends on high/Then thou behold’st the vanity of worldly stuff/Gone with a puff/thus think, and smoke tobacco-/G.W.-Smoking Spiritualised, watercolour over pencil heightened with gum arabic and…

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Samuel Hieronymus Grimm (Swiss 1733-1794) A landscape in Scotland with a bothy and figures with goats by a river Signed and dated l.r.: S.H. Grimm fecit/1790, pen and grey ink and watercolour over traces of pencil with a grey line border on laid paper watermarked with a Strasburg Lily 31 x 45.5 cm; 12 ¼…

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