International Art

November 2025, 2021
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LOT 20

Lot 20

William Shayer the Elder (1787-1879)

William Shayer the Elder (1787-1879)
Lot 20 Details
William Shayer the Elder (1787-1879), British


Oil on canvas; signed "W. Shayer Sen" lower left, signed, titled "Shirley Southampton..." and inscribed in pen and ink to a paper label written by Shayer and to whom he sold it in Sept. 1859 detached from the backing and contained in an envelope attached verso
16 ins x 24 ins; 40.6 cms x 61 cms

Estimate $4,000-$6,000

Realised: $3,900
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

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William Shayer the Elder (1787-1879)
  • William Shayer the Elder (1787-1879)
  • William Shayer the Elder (1787-1879)

Direct from the artist, with a signed, titled and dated inscription signed by W. Shayer; sold to Mr. *.P. Beaumont (?) of New York in Sept. 1859;
"Cooling" (Gallery, London, UK & Toronto) inscribed in red crayon to the stretcher;
From whom purchased by a Private Collection, North Carolina;
Waddington's, Toronto, December 7, 2000, lot 1740;
Waddington's, Toronto, December 10, 2013, lot 35;
Waddington's, Toronto, June 18, 2014, lot 24;
Estate of W.A. Ross MacFadden, Toronto


For condition information please contact the specialist.

LOT 20

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  • 5 Stars: Excellent - No discernable damage, flaws or imperfections
  • 4 Stars: Very Good - Minor flaws or imperfections visible only under close inspection using specialised instruments or black light
  • 3 Stars: Good - Minor flaws visible upon inspection under standard lighting
  • 2 Stars: Fair - Exhibits flaws or damage that may draw the eye under standard lighting
  • 1 Star: Poor - Flaws or damage immediately apparent under standard lighting (examples: missing components, rips, broken glass, damaged surfaces, etc.)

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