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LOT 816

Lot 816

Collector’s Group of Three Drawings

Collector’s Group of Three Drawings
Lot 816 Details
Collector’s Group of Three Drawings

Attributed to Nathaniel Dance-Holland (1735-1811), British
PORTRAIT OF A MAN WEARING A SHORT WIG TIED WITH A BOW
Pencil on paper; unsigned

Together with:

Francis Place (1647-1728), British
SHEET OF FIGURE STUDIES (PEASANTS IN HATS AND HOODED CLOAKS)
Grisaille watercolour with traces of pencil on laid paper with top of a watermark identified as No. 317 by W.A. Churchill

Together with:

Edward Lear (1812-1888), British
PRIEST CIMARA (FROM THE VILLAGE OF DRAGIATES), 1848
Pencil on paper; titled lower left and dated “Oct 25, 1848” lower right.
Sheet 8.25 x 6.5 in — 21 x 16.5 cm; 5.5 x 8.5 in — 14 x 21.6 cm; 6.75 x 3.75 in — 17.1 x 9.5 cm

Estimate $1,200-$1,800

Realised: $1,800
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Provenance:

Dance-Holland:
Ex. Coll. Hall family by descent from the time of the drawing;
William Drummond, London, UK;
From whom purchased by the Private Collection, Hamilton, Ontario in 1988

Place:
Ex. Coll. Sir Bruce Ingram (top of watermark as Churchill, No. 317);
Stanhope Shelton Limited, Suffolk, UK;
From whom purchased by the Private Collection, Hamilton, Ontario in 1979

Lear:
Christopher Powney, UK;
Gifted to the Private Collection, Hamilton, Ontario in 1987

Note:

Dance-Holland:
Another drawing by the artist of this unknown sitter (in black chalk and with more detail and finish) is in the collection of the British Museum (Museum no. 1898,0712.39); it is described as “Portrait of a gentleman; a young man, half-length, almost in full face, wearing a wig.” That oval piece measures 7.1” x 6.1”.

Place:
The artist studied law in London but moved to York at the outbreak of the plague in 1668. He made a number of sketching and fishing tours in 1677. Place was a friend of Wenceslaus Hollar and was influenced by his work, as evidenced in this lot. Some drawings with brush alone anticipated later techniques. This drawing is apparently listed in Colnaghi’s catalogue of July 13-August 3, 1965, “Exhibition of English Drawings and Watercolours”, Cat. No. 18

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