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William Payne (British 1760-1833)

Payne-KT197A
Payne-KT197B
Payne-KT197C
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KT197A

Rustics by a ruined church at the water’s edge

Signed verso in pen and brown ink: W. Payne, watercolour over pencil

21.8 x 30.9 cm

Provenance
Blair Castle, Blair Atholl, Scotland


KT197B

William Payne (British 1760-1833)

A ruined castle on a hill in a river landscape

Signed verso in pen and brown ink: W. Payne, watercolour over pencil

21.1 x 29.7 cm

Provenance
Blair Castle, Blair Atholl, Scotland


KT197C

Travellers on a road through a rocky landscape near the sea

Watercolour over traces of pencil

21 x 29.5 cm

Provenance
Blair Castle, Blair Atholl, Scotland


KT197D

William Payne (British 1760-1833)

A thatched cottage in a wooded landscape

Sign in pen and brown ink verso: W. Payne, watercolour over traces of pencil with scratching out

21 x 29.5 cm

Provenance
Blair Castle, Blair Atholl, Scotland

These watercolours are in exceptional condition as they have never been kept in the light and are picturesque composition based on the Devon landscape which Payne painted habitually. They are late works, executed without Payne’s characteristic pen and grey ink outline seen in his earlier watercolours, and probably date from circa 1810-1820.

The group was probably inherited by Lady Emily Frances Percy, daughter of the 2nd Duke of Northumberland who in 1810 married James, 1st Lord Glenlyon, and was the mother of George, 6th Duke of Atholl. The estate of Werrington, near Launceston was acquired by the 1st Duke of Northumberland and this may explain the family’s patronage of the artist.