International Art

December 01 - 06, 2018

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LOT 818
Collector’s Group of Four Drawings
  • Collector’s Group of Four Drawings
  • Collector’s Group of Four Drawings
  • Collector’s Group of Four Drawings
  • Collector’s Group of Four Drawings
  • Collector’s Group of Four Drawings
  • Collector’s Group of Four Drawings
  • Collector’s Group of Four Drawings
  • Collector’s Group of Four Drawings
  • Collector’s Group of Four Drawings
  • Collector’s Group of Four Drawings
  • Collector’s Group of Four Drawings
  • Collector’s Group of Four Drawings
  • Collector’s Group of Four Drawings

818

Collector’s Group of Four Drawings

William Mulready (1786-1863), Irish
A SHEET OF FIGURE STUDIES (GROUPS OF CHILDREN), A DOUBLE-SIDED DRAWING, THE VERSO WITH MOTHER AND CHILDREN AND MEN IN TOP HATS WITH CHILDREN, PROBABLY PRIOR TO 1816
Pencil, pen and black ink on paper; the initial monogram stamp of collector Thomas Lowinsky in the bottom left corner of the recto

Together with:

George Jones (1786-1869), British
LA BELLE ALLIANCE (STUDY OF FRENCH TROOPS GATHERING BEFORE WATERLOO), CIRCA 1815
Watercolour and pen and ink with bodycolour on beige wove paper; titled in pen and ink lower left, inscribed “George Jones R.A.” in pencil to the mount margin lower right.

Together with:

James Ward (1769-1859), British
A YOUNG GIRL SEATED
Pencil on laid paper; signed with script initials “JW. RA” in pencil lower left.

Together with:

Daniel Maclise (1806-1870), Irish
TWO GIRLS LOOKING AT A GOLDFISH BOWL
Watercolour with brush and wash; inscribed in black ink script on the reverse: “Mc. Clise I” (sic)
Sheet 7.5 x 9.6 in — 19.1 x 24.5 cm; 2.75 x 5.5 in — 7 x 14 cm; 7 x 4.75 in — 17.8 x 12.1 cm; 3.6 x 3.2 in — 9.1 x 8.1 cm

Estimate $900-$1,400

Realised: $570
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

About artist/note:

Jones:
The son of an engraver, Jones entered the R.A. schools in 1801 and exhibited portrait and landscapes from 1803-1811. He joined the army and served under Wellington in both the Peninsula and the occupation of Paris. He painted many military subjects from this era. George Jones was elected A.R.A. in 1822, and R.A. in 1824 and acting President from 1845-50. In 1851, he acted as J.M.W. Turner’s executor. 

Provenance:

Mulready:
From the collection of F. Ranson, UK;
Thomas Lowinsky, UK;
Christopher Powney, Dealer in Drawings, Shropshire, UK;
From whom purchased by the Private Collection, Hamilton, Ontario in 1989

Jones:
Stanhope Shelton Limited, Suffolk, UK;
From whom purchased by the Private Collection, Hamilton, Ontario in 1976

Ward:
Ex. Coll Randall Davies F.S.A.;
Christopher Powney, Dealer in Drawings, London, UK;
From whom purchased by the Private Collection, Hamilton, Ontario in 1982

Maclise:
Christopher Powney, Dealer in Drawings, Shropshire, UK;
Gifted to the Private Collection, Hamilton, Ontario in 1993

Exhibited:

Ward:
Art Gallery of Hamilton, 1999 in “Private Obsessions”