British & Continental Art

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LOT 70

Lot 70

David Bates (1840–1921)

David Bates (1840–1921)
Lot 70 Details
David Bates (1840–1921), British


Oil on canvas; signed and dated 1895 lower left, signed, titled and dated 1895 verso
18 ins x 14 ins; 45.7 cms x 35.6 cms

Estimate $1,500-$2,500

Realised: $1,080
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David Bates (1840–1921)
  • David Bates (1840–1921)
  • David Bates (1840–1921)
  • David Bates (1840–1921)
  • David Bates (1840–1921)
  • David Bates (1840–1921)

Acquired by E.T. Sturdee from the exhibition;
Estate of E.T. Sturdee, n.p., 1976;
Private Collection, France


Art Union exhibition, London, UK, 1896 inscribed to typed label frame verso


"The Village Draw-well" is reviewed in a newspaper clipping adhered to the canvas verso. It mentions E.T. Sturdee and his purchase at the London Art Union exhibition. The writer comments, "Nothing could be more delicately done than this skilful (sic) rendering of cottages, trees, shrubbery, grass, plot, human figures and all the other objects that make up a sweet and quiet village in the motherland. The old well from which the picture takes its title is in the foreground, and, of course, the principal feature of the scene [...]"


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LOT 70

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