Old Masters

June 2025, 2020
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LOT 91

Lot 91

Joshua Cristall (1767-1847)

Joshua Cristall (1767-1847)
Lot 91 Details
Joshua Cristall (1767-1847), British


Pen and ink and pencil drawing heightened with sepia-toned watercolour wash on wove paper mounted at the edges to a ruled mat surround with cutout to expose the verso of the drawing sheet; the drawing sheet, signed with initials "J. C" in pencil lower left, certified and titled to The Morris Gallery signed and inscribed label verso backing
Sheet 5.5 x 8.7 in — 14 x 22 cm

Estimate $400-$600

Realised: $1,680
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Joshua Cristall (1767-1847)
  • Joshua Cristall (1767-1847)
  • Joshua Cristall (1767-1847)

Morris Gallery, Toronto label verso;
The Estate of Barbara Mercer, Toronto


According to The Morris Gallery, signed, certified and inscribed gallery label verso, “Another version of this drawing was No. 239 in the Cristall exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum in 1975.”


This drawing is a study for Joshua Cristall’s watercolour "Hylas Rescued from the River by the Nymphs," 1807, depicting a classical scene with scantily clad nymphs lifting the naked Hylas from the water, held in the collection of the National Trust in Attingham Park, Shropshire, UK.


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LOT 91

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  • 5 Stars: Excellent - No discernable damage, flaws or imperfections
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  • 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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