Old Masters Winter Edition, including Drawings & Watercolours from the Collection of a Connoisseur

Old Masters Winter Edition, including Drawings & Watercolours from the Collection of a Connoisseur

Date: 11th Jan, 2023 12:00
Sale number: 11 Jan 2023
Location: Barley Mow Centre
Lots: 262

 
The Old Masters Winter Edition at Chiswick Auctions features an important private collection of drawings and watercolours from a renowned connoisseur.

The collection of predominantly English 18th and 19th century drawings and watercolours was formed over 60 years by a private collector who searched the art market from Bermondsey to Bond Street and the Marché aux Puces to Manhattan. This connoisseur was passionate about collecting watercolours, drawings and prints and he had an interesting and diverse eye. His collections were mostly kept at home carefully stored in boxes with occasional outings for appraisal and research. Each item was special to him and very few ever reached the open market.

Highlights from the collection include a previously unrecorded graphite study taken from life at Berne by Richard Parkes Bonington which has been verified by the leading expert Patrick Noon. As with the Cyril Fry sale, most of the lots are unframed but nearly all were beautifully mounted and stored carefully. Many of the lots are offered in folders that have been carefully constructed according to theme or artist. There are examples by William Henry Hunt, Edward Lear, Hercules Brabazon Brabazon, William Samuel Howitt, John Varley and Peter De Wint to name just a few artists. The sale offers a wonderful opportunity for collectors, new and seasoned to find works that have been treasured and beautifully preserved.

The family hope the sale will provide a memorial to a fanatical but much appreciated collector and aesthete. 

Expertise and cataloguing for Drawings & Watercolours from the Collection of a Connoisseur was provided by Suzanne Zack, Consultant to Chiswick Auctions. For any enquiries regarding this part of the Old Masters Winter Edition, please contact Suzanne at suzanne.zack@chiswickauctions.co.uk

 

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Lot 2 - ATTRIBUTED TO ALEXANDER COZENS (BRITISH 1717-1786)

Sold for £575

Includes Buyer's Premium

Lot 6 - ENGLISH SCHOOL 18TH CENTURY

Estimated at £200 - £300

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Lot 8 - ENGLISH SCHOOL (18TH CENTURY)

Sold for £338

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Lot 9 - ENGLISH SCHOOL (circa 1790)

Sold for £325

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Lot 10 - A COLLECTION OF 18TH/19TH CENTURY LANDSCAPES

Sold for £338

Includes Buyer's Premium

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Lot 13 - CONTINENTAL SCHOOL LATE 18TH CENTURY

Sold for £450

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Lot 19 - JOHN VARLEY OWS (BRITISH 1778-1842)

Sold for £375

Includes Buyer's Premium

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Lot 22 - ENGLISH SCHOOL, EARLY 19TH CENTURY

Sold for £425

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Lot 23 - A COLLECTION OF ARCHITECTURAL WATERCOLOURS

Sold for £525

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Lot 25 - PETER DE WINT OWS (BRITISH 1784-1849)

Sold for £950

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Lot 27 - THOMAS CHARLES WAGEMAN (BRITISH 1787-1863)

Sold for £338

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Lot 30 - WILLIAM HENRY HUNT (BRITISH 1790-1864)

Sold for £1,000

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Lot 32 - RICHARD PARKES BONINGTON (BRITISH 1802-1828)

Sold for £1,250

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Lot 33 - RICHARD PARKES BONINGTON (BRITISH 1802-1828)

Sold for £950

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Lot 36 - WILLIAM GAWIN HERDMAN (BRITISH 1805-1882)

Sold for £625

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Lot 38 - WILLIAM ROXBY BEVERLEY (BRITISH 1811-1889)

Sold for £500

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Lot 39 - EDWARD LEAR (BRITISH 1812-1888)

Sold for £2,625

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Lot 41 - ALFRED HERBERT (BRITISH d. 1861)

Sold for £1,125

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Lot 43 - A COLLECTION OF LANDSCAPE WATERCOLOURS

Sold for £500

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Lot 45 - GEORGE BUCHANAN WOLLASTON (BRITISH 1814-1899)

Sold for £450

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Lot 46 - JOHN BURGESS (BRITISH 1815-1874)

Sold for £500

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