British & Continental Pictures & Prints Sale
on Wednesday 28th March 2018
Lots: 102-151 of 253
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Lot 102
GEORGE BRYANT CAMPION (1795-1870)
ETON COLLEGE CHAPEL AT SUNRISE
watercolour with white bodycolour
29.5 x 47cm

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Lot 103
FORTUNINO MATANIA (1881-1963)
A BATTERY SHELLED - STUDY FOR A WAR MEMORIAL
pencil
46 x 63cm

Provenance:
Christie's South Kensington, 17.12.1992, Lot 76

A lively drawing, representing a field gun and team which has been hit by a shell. The Driver is trying to control a rearing horse, while dead and wounded soldiers are tended by others. The design is squared up, suggesting it is intended to be transferred, perhaps to form a panel of a memorial. However, if this is the case, the precise memorial has yet to be identified.
Matania was an artist and illustrator of note, with a long career. Born in Naples, the son of an artist, he worked in Milan and came to London to work for The Graphic. He travelled widely before the war, drawing the Delhi Durbar for the press and the Russo-Japanese war. He produced a prolific number of Great War drawings and watercolours, often reconstructing events. He also designed posters, and his well known "Help the horse to save the Soldier" (showing a Tommy tending a dying horse) reveals a sympathy for animal depiction also evident in this drawing. Post war he continued to work widely, in advertising and the press as well as films (designing scenes for Cecil B de Mille's Ten Commandments in the 1950s). He also wrote children's books and illustrated historical works.

Literature:
J Darracott & B Loftus, First World War Posters, Imperial War Museum, London 1972 p42
Article by Geraldine Norman in The Times, 22.10.77.


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Lot 104
CIRCLE OF CYRIL ARTHUR FAREY (1888-1954)
DESIGN FOR A MEMORIAL CLOISTER
watercolour over pencil on paper board
49.5 x 87cm


Provenance:
Bonhams 8.9.98. Lot 92

A design for a three sided cloister-columbarium, with a central chapel. The form derives from the columbarium at Père-Lachaise cemetery in Paris, which opened in 1889.
The style and execution of this large watercolour is similar to other designs by Farey. The style of dress of the figures suggests a date of c.1910. The location of the cloister, if it is more than just a design, has not been established.




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Lot 105
JOHN HARDMAN (1811-1867) & COMPANY
DESIGN FOR A STAINED GLASS WINDOW IN WORCESTER CATHEDRAL
ink and watercolour on paper
89.5 x 34cm

Provenance:
Bonhams, 10.3.98, Lot 188

Design for the memorial window to Lieut Colonel Walter Unett, 3rd King's Own Light Dragoons (d.1860) and erected in the south aisle of the Lady Chapel.

Detailed watercolour depiction of the three light window, in medieval style, with a series of historiated scenes of the life of a figure dressed as a medieval knight - apparently Joshua (see below), set in quatrefoils and sexfoils, against a foliated background. Below the window the arcaded dado is depicted with a memorial brass cross and plaque, inscribed as follows:

Walter Unett Colonel,Late Lieutenant Colonel,3 King's Own Light Dragoons. This Window was the Gift of the Officers, NC Officers and men and several former comrades in the Regiment in which he had served upwards of 27 years, which he had quitted only 4 weeks before his death and with which he had fought and bled, in Afghanistan, Cahonl(?) and the Punjab at Kamringar Sedoolapore and Chillianwallah. Born 17th February 1815, Died 6th June 1860.
His remains were interred in the Parish Church Milverton

John Hardman (1811 - 67) was one of the pioneers of the stained glass revival of the nineteenth century and was responsible for most of the 19th century glass in Worcester. His Birmingham based operation started out as an ecclesiastical metal works but, at the suggestion of A.W.N. Pugin, the business expanded into glass manufacture in 1845. Pugin designed for the firm until his death in 1852 when this role passed onto his nephew John Hardman Powell.

Glennys Wild, Senior Curator in the Birmingham Museum Art Department, discovered that Surgeon Major MacKenzie (3rd Dragoons) ordered the window on 6th March 1861, with the subject of The Life of Joshua, intended to be the central window in the Lady Chapel. The Order Book is annotated 'MacKenzie has sketch'. Another entry on 4th May, 1863, states that he was sent framed and glazed drawings (sic) of the Unett memorial window and brass, as was George Unett of Broadwater Hall, Aston, Salop, in October, 1863. Reference to the Index to Memorial Brasses gives an entry for a cross, bust, arms and inset for Colonel Unett in 1862. The documentation was apparently sent to the International Exhibition of 1862 and exhibited there, possibly with the window. This would appear to be one of the framed and glazed drawings sent to MacKenzie or Unett in 1863.

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Lot 106
LAURENCE PRESTON (1883-1960)
I GAVE / ICH GAB
signed l.r. L Preston
pen and black ink
47.5 x 28.5cm

Provenance:
Abbot and Holder 1995

Symbolic depiction of the equality of sacrifice and unity in death. Two souls of soldiers, one British one German, are seen ascending into heaven, against a stormy sky. Left behind on earth are four figures, two mourning women on the left, clasping laurel wreaths and with a grave cross each, one inscribed I Gave the other Ich Gab, and set with a Victoria and Iron Cross respectively. To the right are two kneeling figures, one female, gazing upwards, the other a male officer, eyes downcast. Behind him, with a hand on his shoulder, is Christ, pointing to the ascending souls.

Laurence Preston lived and taught in Brighton and exhibited landscapes at the Royal Academy between 1936-38. He died in 1960.



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Lot 107
HECTOR MACDONALD SUTTON, A.R.C.A. F.R.S.A. (1903-1992)
THE RAZING OF THE OLD FIRE STATION, TOOTHILL LANE
pastel
50 x 50cm

Provenance:
Christie's South Kensington, 23.1.92., Lot 48

This at first appears to be largely abstract, but closer study reveals that it shows, in Cubist fashion, the artist on the left side, watching as the Fire Station goes up in flames. The title is inscribed at the bottom.

Sutton was Principal of Mansfield School of Art and President of the Mansfield Society of Artists. There was a former Fire Station in Toothill Lane, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, and the Society had a studio above it. The Fire Station was destroyed in 1970 to make way for a car park.
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Lot 108
ROBERT POLACK (fl. 1920-1930)
JE LA TROUVAI A SON PIANO
watercolour
16 x 13cm

For La Confession d'un Enfant du Siecle by Alfred de Musset, published by Editions Nilsson, Parism c.1927


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Lot 109
ENGLISH SCHOOL (EARLY 20th CENTURY)
PRIVATE IN THE EAST SURREY REGIMENT, 1917
pencil
Signed: indecipherable, possibly E... W...
23 x 17cm

Purchased Christie's South Kensington, 26.1.92, Lot 31

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Lot 110
ENGLISH SCHOOL (19th CENTURY)
THE TOWER OF LONDON FROM THE POOL (c.1880)
aquatint
26 x 48cm

Provenance:
Henry Sotheran & Co.
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Lot 111
ARCHIBALD STANDISH HARTRICK, R.W.S (1864-1950)
THE ANGEL OF PEACE
watercolour on card
29 x 23.5cm

Born the son of an army officer, he was educated Fettes and Edinburgh University, and later studied art at the Slade under Alphonse Legros. During 1884-1885 he studied in Paris under Boulanger and from 1886-1887 under Cormon. He joined the staff of Daily Graphic in 1890. He was a member of NEAC from 1893, ARWS 1910 and RWS 1920, and was married to flower painter Lily Blatherwick.


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Lot 112
CLAUDE ROWBERRY (1896-1962)
GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG, ALBERT, 20.IX.17
Signed: C.R.
watercolour on paper
28 x 19cm

Provenance:
Abbott and Holder, January, 2009

During World War I, the statue of Mary and the infant Jesus - designed by sculptor Albert Roze and dubbed the "Golden Virgin" - on top of the Basilica of Notre Dame de Brebieres was hit by a shell on January 15, 1915, putting it in a horizontal position and near falling. The Germans said that whoever made the statue fall would lose the war, and a number of legends surrounding the "Leaning Virgin" developed among German, French, and British soldiers. The Leaning Virgin became an especially familiar image to the thousands of British soldiers who fought at the Battle of the Somme (1916), many of whom passed through Albert, which was situated three miles from the front lines.
Albert was completely reconstructed after the war, and the Basilica was faithfully rebuilt according to its original design by Eduoard Duthoit, the son of the architect who had overseen its construction in 1885-95. The present statue is an exact replica of Roze's original design, and a war memorial designed by Roze and featuring an image of the "Leaning Virgin" can be seen in the "Abri" Museum, which houses souvenirs of the war.
Claude Rowberry was sergeant in the Tank Corps who had a sudden compulsion to paint. He came back to the UK on leave in 1917 and spent all his money on artists' materials; returning to the front he painted. He was awarded the Military medal in 1918. After the war he continued to paint, serving in the Second World War in England, North Africa and Italy. He was very secretive and showed his work to no one in his lifetime.


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Lot 113
HERBERT HAMPTON (1862-1929)
DESIGNS FOR A MEMORIAL TO EARL HAIG
pencil
37 x 25.2cm

Provenance:
Abbott and Holder, 1997

These designs are for a monument to General Haig (who died in early 1928) in London. The eventual monument in Whitehall was by A F Hardiman and was not unveiled until 1937, after much controversy (c.f. A "matter for artists and not for soldiers"? The Cultural Politics of the Earl Haig National Memorial, 1928-37, by Stephen Heathorn, in Journal of British Studies, 44, July 2005).

Hampton was clearly intending a rather grand monument, with the equestrian figure in front of a substantial pillar surmounted by sculptures, or on a plinth. The drawings show the sculptor's initial ideas, although of course the monument was never carried out in this form.

Hampton was a sculptor and landscape painter, who had been trained at the Slade and in Paris. Noted for his portraits and for his public sculpture, his main public works include Queen Victoria for Ipswich, Lancaster, New Zealand, and India; King Edward VII and King George V for India and London; Lord Aberdare for Cardiff; The Hon. William Rolleston for New Zealand; The Marquess of Salisbury for the Foreign Office; The Duke of Devonshire for Whitehall; Lord Hardinge of Penshurst for Bombay & Bankispur; Lady Hardinge for Delhi. He also executed numerous portrait sculptures, many exhibited at Royal Academy exhibitions.

When Haig died, Hampton was one of several sculptors to put his name forward to do a memorial - including Wade, Adrian Jones, Jennings, Macdougal, Geraldine Blake Thomas, and the Frenchman Georges Malissard. When the competition, limited to 3 younger sculptors (Reid Dick, Ledward, and Jagger) was announced in January 1929, Hampton wrote in protest to the Times (published 5 February 1928). Sadly eight days later the same paper published his Obituary.

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Lot 114
ARTHUR WRAGG (1903-1976)
SCARECROW FOR THE FIELD OF HONOUR
signed
pen and black ink
45 x 31cm


Provenance:
Abbott and Holder, October 2008



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Lot 115
LIFFORD CLAYDON (fl. 1910-1934)
DESIGN FOR A FAMILY VAULT
Signed: Lifford Claydon, 1913
ink and watercolour
35 x 27cm

Provenance:
Abbott and Holder, January 2007

This is an extremely interesting design, as it incorporates all the elements that were to form part of the memorial vocabulary for war memorials after 1918. The style is reminiscent of Blomfield or Lutyens. Lifford Claydon was an architectural watercolourist who was active 1910-1925; he exhibited at the RA in 1924.

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Lot 116
MARJORIE COX (1915-2003)
ETTY
pastel
53 x 53cm

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Lot 117
GERALD FENWICKE METCALFE (1871-1953)
DESIGN FOR THE FIRST WORLD WAR MEMORIAL IN ALBURY CHURCH
signed l.l.: GERALD METCALFE
watercolour on board
38 x 25cm



The artist lived at Westside, Albury Heath. His death is recorded in the Albury parish register. He was born in India and studied at the South Kensington, St John's Wood and R.A. Schools. He was a portrait painter, miniaturist, mural painter and modeler, and exhibited widely.

Metcalfe was local to Albury and the model for the relief figure was a local postman. The arch and decoration reflect the Romanesque character of the Church exterior.

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Lot 118
FRANCIS DERWENT WOOD (1871-1926)
DESIGN FOR A WAR MEMORIAL FOR A CAVALRY REGIMENT
ink on paper with a grey wash
20 x 13.5cm
framed


Derwent Wood studied in Switzerland, Karlsruhe, the Royal College of Art, and as assistant to Legros at the Slade. He worked in Paris and Glasgow; served in RAMC during war and was involved with plastic surgery at Wandsworth Hospital. Subsequently he became Professor of Sculpture at the Royal College of Art. His most famous memorial is that to The Machine Gun Corps at Hyde Park Corner, from 1925.

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Lot 119
WILLIAM MONK (1863-1937)
VIEW OF THE TEMPORARY CENOTAPH IN WHITEHALL (1920)
etching

framed

Taken from Monk's Calendar for 1920, The Cenotaph, Whitehall. London. Published by W. Monk. Drawn, Etched and Printed by W. Monk at 118, New Bond Street, W.1.
The Calendar was published annually, with a distinctive London view. This representation of the Cenotaph shows the temporary wood and plaster monument that was erected for the Peace Celebrations on 19 July, 1919 and taken down in January 1920. The permanent stone cenotaph was unveiled on 11 November, 1920.

Around 100 copies of each calendar were produced, making the prints rare.

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Lot 120
ARTHUR WRAGG (1903-1976)
IS THE KINGDOM (1946)
pen and black ink
21 x 20cm
framed

Provenance: Abbott and Holder, 1992

The backdrop consists of a silhouette of the head of Christ, crowned with thorns, while in the foreground there are ruins, amongst which is the damaged Winged Victory. This is the drawing for Is the Kingdom from The Lord's Prayer in Black and White, published by Jonathan Cape in 1946 and republished in facsimile in 1989. It is not, therefore, a war memorial design, but may be seen as a response to the memorial issue at the end of the Second World War.

Arthur Wragg was born near Manchester on 3 January, 1903, and studied at Sheffield School of Art in 1916, moving to London in 1923. He was a prolific book illustrator, known especially for his black and white images. He was also deeply religious and was tortured by the inequalities of life and the brutality of war.

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Lot 121
JOHN FLAXMAN, R.A. (1755-1826)
DESIGN FOR A MEMORIAL TO SOLDIERS KILLED AT TALAVERA (1809)
pencil
22 x 15.5cm
framed

Provenance:
Abbott and Holder, August, 2000.

Exhibited:
Walker Galleries

This is a drawing for the memorial to Captain Samuel Walker of the 3rd Regiment of Guards and Captain Richard Beckett of the Coldstream Regiment of Guards, both of whom fell at the Battle of Talavera in 1809. The extant monument, which cost £700, was erected by public subscription and is in the Parish Church of St Peter, Leeds.
The memorial dates from 1811 and a model of it was exhibited at the Royal Academy in that year (No.925) and two models survive in University College, London collection. One of these is on long loan to the Victoria & Albert Museum. It is very similar to the drawing, but includes the word Talavera on one of the flags.
The Battle of Talavera took place on 27-28 July, 1809. It was extremely bloody and fought at close quarters. The French lost 7,300 and Wellington lost 5,400 (more than a quarter of his entire force) in securing a narrow victory.

Literature:
W.G. Constable, John Flaxman 1755-1826, London 1927, pp.59, 91
J. Sprittles, Leeds Parish Church: History and Guide, 1967, 3rd edition
M. Whinney & R Gunnis, The Collection of Models by John Flaxman RA at University College London, 1967, Nos. 13 & 114
John Hall, The Biographical Dictionary of British Officers Killed and Wounded 1808-1814 (1998, published as Vol VIII of Oman's History of the Peninsular War)

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Lot 122
CLARA KLINGHOFFER (1900-1970)
MOTHER AND BABY
pencil
45 x 31cm
framed

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Lot 123
WILLIAM SHACKLETON N.E.A.C. (1872-1933)
CARVING THE WAR MEMORIAL: THE STONEYARD AT PUTNEY BRIDGE
Signed and dated 1923
oil and gouache on board
25.5 x 22cm

Provenance:
Abbot and Holder, List No 358, March 2004, no 181

Shackleton was born in Bradford, Yorkshire, and studied at Bradford Technical College before gaining a scholarship to the Royal College of Art in 1893. In 1896 he won a British Institute Scholarship which allowed him to study in Paris, at the Academy Julian, and in Italy where he was inspired by Renaissance art. On his return he settled in London but also painted in Sussex with his friend Edward Stott. A self-confessed symbolist, outside the mainstream of twentieth century British art, he exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1895-1919 and with the New English Art Club from 1899.
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Lot 124
FRANK JOSEPH ARCHER (1912-1995)
A PAIR OF WAR SKETCHES
pen and ink
Largest: 9.5 x 16.5cm
Inscribed on one: Ennui. Kings Cliffe after a wet day on the working party.
framed

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Lot 125
ENGLISH SCHOOL (c.1900)
MARKET CROSS, WYMONDHAM (c.1900)
watercolour
12 x 17cm

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Lot 126
JOHN CALLOW (1822-1878)
A WINDMILL AND THAMES BARGE
watercolour
10 x 16cm


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Lot 127
EDMUND PINK (1795-1847)
A DESIGN FOR A LIGHTHOUSE
ink and wash
14 x 29cm

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Lot 128
CYRIL ARTHUR FAREY (1888-1954)
A DESIGN FOR THE MEMORIAL CRICKET PAVILION, CITY OF LONDON SCHOOL (1923)
watercolour and bodycolour over pencil
41 x 59cm

Provenance: Abbott and Holder, 1995

Literature:
C Kernot, British Public School War Memorials, London, 1927, pp213-6

A highly finished and detailed representation of the cricket pavilion designed by Knott (the architect of County Hall) and Stone Collins which was subsequently built at Grove Park, where it may still be seen. It is a two story building, with an upper portico approached by a double flight of steps. There several figures, to give scale, and the pediment shows the inscription which it carries:

MCMXIV LIBERTATIS VINDICIBUS VITAM PRO PATRIA LARGITIS CONDISCIPULI MCMXVIII

The architects were old boys of the school (but not Farey, who went to Tonbridge). The memorial consisted of the playing fields themselves, which were acquired, together with the pavilion. The tea room is decorated with war pictures symbolising self-sacrifice, painted by Steven Spurrier, another old boy.The foundation stone was laid on the 3rd November 1924 and opened by the Lord Mayor, Sir Alfred Bower, on 10th July, 1925.

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Lot 129
JOHN PIPER, C.H. (1903-1992)
WESTMINSTER (1961)
Signed and numbered 41/100
lithograph
57.7 x 80.6cm

Provenance:
Abbott and Holder, June 2003

Literature:
Orde Levinson, John Piper: the Complete Graphic Works; A Catalogue raisoné 1923-83, London 1987, No 11
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Lot 130
H.W. SIMISTER (fl. 1904-1940)
DESIGNS FOR THE WAR MEMORIAL, COVENTRY
charcoal, watercolour and gouache
96 x 53cm

Provenance:
Abbott & Holder, May, 2008

There are the following inscriptions in red crayon, faded:

CORPORATION OF THE CITY OF COVENTRY/ PROPOSED WAR MEMORIAL, STYVECHALE PARK
CROWNING FIGURE OF ST GEORGE / trampling on the dragon and carrying a child TYPIFIYING THE NEW WORLD/ The Mothers of England/ SUGGESTED INSCRIPTION/TO THE MOTHERS OF ENGLAND/ WHO SUFFERED IN SILENCE / AND WATERED THE FLOWER/ OF FREEDOM WITH THEIR TEARS/ ARMS OF UNITED KINGDON & ALLIES IN SUITABLE POSITION ON THIS STAGE
The Saints of PEACE
ST FRANCIS/ST PATRICK/ST LOUIS/ST ANDREW/ST DAVID/ST NICHOLAS/ST JOAN/ST MARY
FIGURE OF PEACE WITH CHILDREN

A competition was set up to design the War Memorial. This was won by architect Thomas Tickner and the Memorial was built in 1927; it is a modernist tower around 90 feet high. This is Simister's entry for that competition. He was an architect based in Birmingham, who also worked in Coventry. His best-known building, with Edward Garret, is the Coventry Council Hall.

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Lot 131
HECTOR MACDONALD SUTTON (1903-1992)
A PORTRAIT OF A CADET (1943)
red chalk
53 x 36.5cm

Provenance:
Bonham's 18.2.98., Lot 186

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Lot 132
MARJORIE COX (1915-2003)
TESS AND BELLA
pastel
59 x 65cm

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Lot 133
EDMUND PINK (1795-1847)
A DESIGN FOR A CENOTAPH
watercolour over pen and ink on paper
37 x 51cm

Provenance: Abbott and Holder, December 1999.

Design for a Cenotaph, with a lateral depiction of the structure and in the upper right hand corner, the ground plan. The latter shows a square central building, circular on the interior, with each side of the square preceded by a double colonnade, producing a cruciform plan. The whole is raised on a plinth, approached by steps on each side. The building is therefore related to the numerous mausolea designed in the early years of the 19th century along classical lines. The lateral view shows that each colonnade was to be preceded by pairs of mourning figures. The colonnade is ionic, with an arcaded superstructure bearing wreaths and pilasters, surmounted by funerary urns, aligned with the columns beneath. The central space emerges as a drum for a dome, crowned by a broken column which emerges from what seem to be the sterns of ships - suggesting that the design was intended for a naval monument.
The words - DESIGN - FOR - A - CENOTAPH - inscribed in ink at the bottom.

Edmund Pink was an architectural draughtsman and trader with the firm of Standfast & Co. In 1820 he traveled to The Cape, going on to Rio de Janeiro in 1821. On both legs of the journey he kept a journal and made numerous topographical illustrations. Christies sold these in 1994 and 1997. The albums exceeded their estimates, with the Brazilian collection selling for £41,000 and the South African material for £22,000. Abbott and Holder acquired a collection of his architectural drawings in 1999. These do not seem to belong to the foreign journeys and some are dated to the mid 1820s. The quality of his architectural drawing, reminiscent of Soane, suggests he was professionally trained, but no buildings by him have yet been traced.


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Lot 134
JOHN PIPER, C.H. (1903-1992)
WYMONDHAM ABBEY
Signed, A.P. Final Edition of 70
screenprint
55.7 x 76.6cm

Provenance:
Purchased from Melanie de Blank, 2004

Piper used to stay with the de Blanks when they were running a hotel in Norfolk and he was working in the area. He often paid his bill 'in kind' and gave them a picture, usually an artist's proof.

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Lot 135
DAVID HOCKNEY (b. 1937)
A POSTER FOR THE RAKE'S PROGRESS
94.5 x 76

For 'An Exhibition of Costume Drawings and Set Designs, Ashmolean Museum, May 18th - June 30th 1981'

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Lot 136
TOM PHILLIPS (b. 1937)
FLYING MAN (1983)
Inscribed final proof and signed
screen print
84 x 63cm


From the series of Nine Screen Prints on Dante's Inferno shown at Waddington Graphics in 1983. This print is number 8 in the series.

Phillips attended St Catherine's College, Oxford, reading English while also studying drawing at the Ruskin School. He went to Camberwell School of Art in 1961, and later went on to teach at the Bath Academy of Art, Ipswich and Wolverhampton Art College. He has been chairman of the Royal Academy's Exhibitions Committee since 1995. He is a member of the Royal Society of Painter Etchers and Engravers, an Honorary Member of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters and an Honorary Fellow of St Catherine's, Oxford. He is also a trustee of the National Portrait Gallery and of the British Museum.

The Bodleian Library acquired his version of Dante Alighieri's Inferno in 2007 for £18,000, which included a number of proofs, trial sheets and other archive materials. The then-Keeper of Western Manuscripts and Special Collections described the acquisition as "one of the greatest Artists' Books of the 20th century".


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Lot 137
A GROUP OF MEMORIAL RELATED OBJECTS
INCLUDING A CENOTAPH MONEY BOX, A RESIN MODEL OF THE CENOTAPH AND TWO CERAMIC MEMORIAL SCULPTURES
various sizes and media

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Lot 138
A GROUP OF FIRST WORLD WAR RELATED OBJECTS
INCLUDING A TRENCH ART CRUCIFIXION, SOME ITEMS OF MEMORABILIA AND TWO BRONZE MEMORIAL PLAQUES
various sizes and media

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Lot 139
A GROUP OF PRINTS RELATING TO VAUXHALL GARDENS
INCLUDING BALLOON ASCENT, THE ITALIAN WALK, VIEWS IN VAUXHALL GARDENS AND PERSPECTIVE OF THE GRAND WALK
prints
Largest: 17.5 x 26cm

Literature:
David Coke & Dr Alan Borg - Vauxhall Gardens: A History, Yale University Press (2nd ed. 2011)

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Lot 140
A GROUP OF PRINTS RELATING TO LONDON
INCLUDING ST JOHN'S GATE CLERKENWELL, ST JAMES' PALACE, SOUTHWARK FROM CHATHAM PLACE, THE OBELISK IN ST GEORGE'S SQUARE, HOSPITALLERS' HOUSE, THE CIRCUS AND OBELISK IN ST GEORGE'S FIELD & CLERKENWELL, ST JOHN'S GATE
prints
Largest: 27 x 43cm

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Lot 141
A GROUP OF PRINTS RELATING TO THE FOUNDLING HOSPITAL AND BETHLEHEM HOSPITAL
INCLUDING NEW BETHLEHEM HOSPITAL ST GEORGE'S FIELDS, THE BETHLEHEM HOSPITAL, FRONT VIEW OF BETHLEHEM HOSPITAL, NEW BETHLEHEM HOSPITAL, THE FOUNDLING HOSPITAL CHAPEL, THE FOUNDLING HOSPITAL AND A VIEW OF THE FOUNDLING HOSPITAL
Largest: 21 x 33.5cm

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Lot 142
JOSEPH JOHN SKELTON (1783-1871)
THE FRONT OF BRASENOSE COLLEGE, OXFORD (& A 17th CENTURY VIEW OF BRASENOSE COLLEGE, & THE RADCLIFFEE LIBRARY)
engravings
Largest: 20 x 26.5cm

(3)
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Lot 143
ROBERT WILKINSON (1768-1825)
THE FOUNDLING HOSPITAL (1750)
hand coloured engraving
48 x 61cm


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Lot 144
JACQUES RIGAUD (c.1681-1754) AFTER PAUL ANGIERT (ACTIVE c.1749)
A VIEW OF THE HOTEL DE VILLE, PARIS
Published by Robert Sayer, 1749
hand-coloured engraving
22.5 x 36.7cm

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Lot 145
AFTER JOHN DONOWELL (fl.1753-1786)
THE IRONMONGERS' HALL, FENCHURCH STREET
Published by Robert Sayer & Sons, 1750
hand-coloured engraving
Largest: 22.5 x 36.5cm

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Lot 146
A COLLECTION OF PRINTS RELATING TO THE TOWER OF LONDON
INCLUDING THE HORSE ARMOURY, VARIOUS VIEWS OF THE TOWER, THE GREAT HORSE ARMOURY, CROWN JEWEL ROOM & A MAP OF THE TOWER
prints
Largest: 21.8 x 15.5cm

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Lot 147
TWO PRINTS OF WESTMINSTER COLLEGE
INCLUDING ONE BY DANIEL KING (17th CENTURY) & A VIEW FROM LITTLE DEAN'S YARD
engravings
Largest: 31.5 x 17.6cm

(2)
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Lot 148
A SELECTION OF PRINTS RELATING TO VAUXHALL GARDENS
INCLUDING MADAME SAQUI, ADVICE TO SYLVIA, GEORGE FRIEDRICH HANDEL AND THE STATUE OF G.F. HANDEL
Largest: 32 x 22cm

Literature:
David Coke & Dr Alan Borg - Vauxhall Gardens: A History, Yale University Press (2nd ed. 2011)

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Lot 149
WENCESLAUS HOLLAR (1607-1677) AFTER HANS HOLBEIN (1497-1543)
THE RAPIER OF PRINCE EDWARD, SON OF HENRY VIII
(including a print of Arms and Armour of the Tower of London)
Hollar: 19.3 x 13.4 cms

Depicts the hilt and associated mounts of an elaborately chiselled rapier in renaissance style, designed by Hans Holbein the Younger for Edward, son of King Henry VIII. The lower left of the plate bears the following inscription:
Holbein delinevit olim pro Edwardo Principe Filio Henrici Octavi Regis Anglia, et nunc Wenceslaus Hollar Bohe, aqua forti aeri insculpsit, secundum originale quod habet Comes Arundalae, Ao 1642

(Holbein once drew this for Prince Edward, son of Henry VIII King of England, and now Wenceslaus Hollar Bohe etches this, after the original which the Town of Arundel possesses)

Combining as it does the work of Holbein and Hollar, this is a rare piece. It is one of four etchings of weapons in the Arundel collection after drawings by Holbein (the other three are daggers) but the original drawings do not survive.

Literature:
Richard Pennington, A Descriptive Catalogue of the Etched Work of Wenceslaus Hollar 1607-1677, Cambridge University Press, 1982, Cat. no. 2
J.F. Hayward, Virtuoso Goldsmiths 154-1620, Sotheby Parke Bernet Publications, 1976, p.358:"The ornament of the hilt introduces numerous infant boys, some armed in combat, others more peacefully engaged. The design of the belt hook terminates above in a putto climbing up a helmet crest. This must have been one of Holbein's last drawings for the English court, executed shortly before his death in 1543".
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Lot 150
GROUP OF MISCELLANEOUS PRINTS
INCLUDING A SCENE IN DOWNING STREET, THE ART OF LIMNING, A PORTRAIT OF A LADY, ABBOTSFORD & THE REV. J. WILLIAMS
prints
Largest: 14.5 x 21.3cm

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Lot 151
A GROUP OF MISCELLANEOUS PRINTS
INCLUDING A PORTRAIT OF T. MORRELL, A CONSULTATION PREVIOUS TO A RECORD BREAKING AIRBORNE EXPEDITION, WYMONDHAM ABBEY, A PORTRAIT OF RICHARD SUTTON, AN EXHIBITION AT THE NORWICH POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTION, A PRIVATE OF THE GREYS & FRANCE 1914-1917 CARTOON
prints
Largest: 27.5 x 22

(7)
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