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10     Alister Mathews, 12, Eaton Road, Branksome Park, Poole (Dorset).

English Drawings-continued.

Continued from previous page-Sir F. Grant:
(3) Foxhunters meet at Ferneley, 24 Feb. 1833, pen & ink group, inscribed & dated (one of his early drawings). 6 x 9 7/8 inches, 152 x 251 mm., the orig. mount was inscribed " painted for Sir Rowland Errington." £15

(4) Three foxhunters galloping after hounds, one has just leapt a water-jump: pen & ink on pale blue paper 8 1/4 x 13 1/4 inches, 210 x 335 mm., inscribed " t'is all very well for the lad on that jumping horse of the Earl's, but mine is a young one."  £15

(5) The Steeplechase, brown & coloured wash, 8 1/4 x 13 1/4 inches, 209 x 335 mm., a particularly spirited drawing.  £35

(6) M.F.H. tries to stop elderly parson from galloping ahead of hounds, dated 1866, inscribed: Lord B: "Pray hold hard, there are no hounds." Rev. B: "Oh, they will come, the fox has gone this way." Pen & ink & watercolour, 8 x 10 inches, 204 x 252 mm.  £15

(7) Fox-hunters riding off to the covert-side, parson on right, girl with hair down her back & top hat, talks to a young man smoking a cigar, church houses in background, 8 1/2 x 13 inches, 210 x 332 mm., Pen & ink & wash & red chalk.  £20

(8) Sporting parson turn round in the saddle to talk with young ladies in a carriage, in background an animated scene of riders following hounds over stone-walls up a hillside. Pen & ink & watercolour, 8 1/4 x 13 1/4 inches, 210 x 335 mm.  £12

(9) Brown-wash study of the same parson, same position, alone (see part 8), 6 1/4 x 4 1/2 inches, 158 x 110 mm.  £8

(10) A very brilliant study of horse & rider, galloping away in half-profile from artist, thick pen & brown ink, drawn surface 4 1/2 x 5 inches, 110 x 112 mm., on a larger sheet of paper.  £12

(11) Pen and ink, stags and a hind on a hillside, 9 1/2 x 7 1/4 inches, 235 x 186 mm. 8 pounds

(12) Bull-necked fox-hunter in pink, on a bay horse, riding half-away from artist, drawn surface 6 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches, on a much larger sheet, pen and brown ink and watercolour. 10 pounds

(13) Elderly spindly-legged nobleman, foxhunter, on horse, seen from behind, pen and ink faintly touched with red chalk, 4 3/4 x 1 3/4 inches, 115 x 42 mm., on a larger sheet. 8 pounds.

(14) Pen and ink and watercolour, another noble fox-hunter, with huntsman and hounds in background, 13 1/4 x 8 1/4 inches, 336 x 208 mm. 10 pounds

(15) Groom on a sturdy horse, both in profile, pen and ink, drawn surface 4 1/2 inches square on a much larger sheet. 8 pounds

(16)Foxhunter on horseback seen from behind, pen and ink and red chalk and light-brown wash, 4 1/2 x 7 1/4 inches, 115 x 85 mm. 8 pounds.

(17) Good-natured farmer foxhunter, on horse, profile, 7 x 8 3/4 inches, 178 x 224 mm. 10 pounds.

(18) Fox-hunter on horse, profile, pen & ink & wash & red chalk, dated April 1861. 7 x 8 3/4 inches, 179 x 222 mm. 8 pounds

(19) Complacent foxhunter on a sorry horse, pen & ink & pale wash & red chalk, 7 1/4 x 9 inches,185 x 225 mm. 8 pounds

(20) Heavily-bearded foxhunter smoking a cigar as he canters along, pen & ink & coloured wash, drawn surface 5 x 7 inches, 133 x 180mm.,on a much larger sheet. 10 pounds   

(22) "Jane Little Gilmour, my sister, by F. Grant, afterwards P.R.A" Brown ink & wash, 3/4-length, standing girl, drawn surface 4 1/2 x 2 inches, thus inscribed on verso. 8 pounds

(23) "Dr. Lonsdale 1829" (thus inscribed) 3/4-length, standing, profile, drawn surface 4 inches high, on larger sheet. 5 pounds

(24) Head of a man, pen & ink & sepia wash, on paper 7 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches. 8 pounds

(25) Pen & ink & coloured wash, standing profile of a C. of E. clergyman, the drawn surface 8 x 5 1/2 inches, 200 x 140 mm. 8 pounds

(26) Foxhunter in pink evening tail-coat, 6 3/4 x 4 inches, 172 x 105 mm. 


  294. Harding (J.D., 1797-1863) Watercolour, Italian 25 pounds houses on a steep rocky bluff, with figures & donkey crossing small bridge in foreground. 13 1/8 x 9 5/8 inches, 339 x 244 mm. 

  295. Hardy (Dudley, 1865-1922) Black & gray wash, 5 pounds signed. Two ladies preparing for the ball, a maid hands her cape to one of them. 8 3/4 x 6 3/4 inches, 220 x 175 mm. 

  296. Hardy (Thomas Bush, R.B.A., 1842-1897) Water- 6 pounds colour of an old abandoned sailing-vessel. Signed. Dated April 1882. 8 x 11 3/4 inches, 203 x 297 mm. 

  297. (? B.R. Haydon, 1786-1846) Black chalk 10 pounds touched with very little white, 3/4-profile head of man, apparently the Duke of Wellington, on paper 16 1/4 x 12 1/2 inches, 415 x 315 mm. 

  298. Hayter (Sir George, 1792-1871) Black chalk 4 pounds a young girl, seated, seen from behind, & a dog, a sketch: 7 1/2 x 6 inches, 192 x 151 mm., watermark 1814. 

  299. Hayter (see above) Seven pencil studies of putti 4 pounds (two are making music, one is carving a marble slab), on one sheet 8 1/2 x 6 3/4 inches, 220 x 170 mm. Watermark 1827.

  300. Henderson (Keith, b. 1882) A brilliant water- 25 pounds colour, signed, an Edwardian Pre-Raphaelite for Le Romaunt de la Rose, 12 x 11 inches, 305 x 280 mm. Youths & maidens in a garden bright with small flowers & some unexpected birds such as a grebe among the yellow tulips: a youth juggles with oranges, a girl with daisy-chain on her dark hair does an excellent hand-stand. There are a dozen full-length figures. 

  301. Heywood (Tom, an unknown late 19th cent. 5 pounds artist) An attractive watercolour of a recumbent lion, facing. Signed. 6 1/2 x 9 inches, 165 x 230 mm. 

  302. Hicks (Edward, a Pennsylvanian quaker born in 200 pounds Bucks country U.S.A. 1780, died 1849). Pen & ink & watercolour, Adam & Eve in the Garden of Eden surrounded by several dozens of pairs of delightful animals & birds including beavers & other North American mammals. 7 1/2 x 12 1/4 inches, 188 x 310 mm. 

  303. Ironside (Robin, living artist) Watercolour & 70 pounds gouache (mostly blues, golden-yellow, white) "Valediction," a man contemplates an abandoned ship in whose side is an elaborate gilt tomb: candlesticks, dolphins are in the waves beside: on one side are fantastic sea-scapes, cloudscapes & coastscapes. 12 x 16 inches, 305 x 410 mm., a particularly fine example.

  304. King (Yeend, 1855-1924) Signed watercolour 18 pounds A pretty countrywoman turns the hay in a meadow, a river in right background. 19 3/4 x 15 3/4 inches, 500 x 398 mm. Yeend King studied in Paris under Bonnat & Cormon: he was vice-president of the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours & a frequent exhibitor at the R.A.

  306. Lambert (George, c. 1700-1765) Gouache on 15 pounds paper laid on panel, within a painted oval, a very charming English landscape: framed between 2 foreground trees, a stream gushes in a waterfall between fields where there are some horses, a man is on a wooden footbridge, a country-house is bowered in trees: rolling blue hill in the distance. 11 3/4 x 9 1/2 inches, 300 x 240 mm., on slightly larger panel. See Iolo Williams "Early English Watercolours" pages 22-23 for a note on this artist whose works are so very scarce (none in B.M., or V. & A. according to I.W.): he was a scene-painter at Covent Garden & founder of the Beefsteak Club. 

  307. Lambert (see above) The companion drawing to £10 the above, same medium & size: in the foreground, two women are arranging linen on a line: a third carries a bucket on her head, a man with a frisky dog passes along: at the foot of a beetling hill, a small castle nestles among trees, a landscape stretches way to the right. This panel has a central vertical crack, but the back has been strengthened with modern board & it will not get worse. It is really not a disfigurement to a charming view.

  308. Leech (John, 1817-1864) A collection of pencil drawinfs on white paper from the James O'Byrne Collection.
   (1) The Tangier Question (boys with the heads of politicians, setting off a toy cannon aimed at a doll on a powder-keg) for Punch, page 101 of 1844. 9 1/2 x 7 1/8 inches. £7.
   (2)"The mayor & corporation of Swinestead wait upon Mr. Bagges,"the original for the illustration which appeared in "The Illuminated Magazine" (1843-4) & which was reproduced opposite page 278 of G.Everitt's "The English Caricaturists" (1893). 7 1/2 x 6 3/5 inches. £10.
    (4) A wet morning at the covert side, hunters in pelting rain, 4 1/2 x 6 3/4 inches. £6.
    (5) A gentleman is offered a wretched horse (for sale), 3 1/2 x 5 inches. £5.
    (6) Irate gent catches young snowballer (who loudly proclaims his innocence). 4 1/2 x 5 1/4 inches. £5.
    (7) A Tailor displays a length of cloth to a young gent, 5 1/4 x 3 1/2 inches, incribed by the artist. Punch, 1846, page 180. £6.
    (8) Elegant young gent tries on a coat at his tailor's. 3 3/4 x 5 inches. £6.
    (9) Gruff landowner scolds trespasser who has fallen through ice of a pond. 3 3/4 x 4 inches. Punch 1844 (page 270). £5.
    (10) Drawing-room group with gents handing round dishes, 2 3/4 x 5 inches, Punch Almanack 1845. £6.
    (11) Lady arriving at an entertainment & a poor woman being pushed away, 3 x 5 1/4 inches, for Punch Almanack 1845. £5.
    (12) London street-vendor crying his wares, with donkey-cart. 4 x 2 1/2 inches (Punch 1845?). £6
    (13) At a breakfast-table MR. PUNCH himself with two ladies & an elderly gentleman who looks uncommonly like the first duke of Wellington: 3 3/4 x 4 1/2 inches. Punch 1845, page 57. £6.
    (14) "Port" introduces "Gout" to a nice young sportsman with a couple of dogs. 5 x 5 1/2 inches. Punch 1844 (page 180). £6.

309. Malta G.C. Three fine watercolours, signed by C.Von (or De) BROCKTORFF. The first one is date 1823 & the others are obviously of the same period:--
     (1) "View of the Auberge de Provence in the city of Valletta, island of Malta," 8 x 12 1/8 inches, 204 x 308 mm. At the entrance of the Strade Reale on the left, is the saint standing on a skull, on the side of the wall. At the right, at the entrance of the Strada Bretanica, is the stall of a vegetable-seller. The fine architecture of the Auberge de Provence &the rest of the street, is enlivened with animals, carriages & humans. £45.
     (2) "Un Prelato, e un Cannonico, passando il Palazzo del governatore," the latter guarded by sentries, with Union Jack on roof. 8 7/8 x 6 inches, 225 x 152 mm. £30
     (3) A Good-Friday procession with robed & cowled penitents, bare-foot, ankles chaned, reverently watched by citizens standing against the wall in the street. 8 1/2 x 5 3/4 inches, 215 x 145 mm. £20.

310. Mary Tudor (daughter of Henry VII) & charles £95 Brandon, duke of suffolk, a double portrait, oil on panel: they are holding hands, half length, within a wide painted border which includes their names shields, martial & royal attrubutes etc. Panel measures 16 1/4 x 17 3/8 inches, 414 x 440 millimetres. The duke is wearing the chains & jewels of the Garter. (C.f. the painting purchased by Horace Walpole at Lord Grandville's sale, later in the duke of Bedford's collection (see Scharf's Catalogue of Woburn abbey Pictures): also the Earl of Yarborough's portrait attributed to Mabuse, reproduced in F. Ford's "Mary Tudor"). Oated on verso of my panel is a large sheet of early paper with large calligraphic biographical details in thick pen & ink. mary was wife of Louis XII of France, grandmother of Lady Jane Grey, brother of Henry VIII & she did marry Brandon. The panel, though not contemporary, is an early one & is of great decorative value as well as being a historical document.

311. Martin (John, 1789-1854) Watercoulour, dramatic £95 night scene, a city on a hill is violently damaged by a vast pink & yellow explosion which even illumines the ramparts in the foreground. 5 5/8 x 9 3/8 inches, 142 x 237 mm. 

312. Du Maurier (G., 1834-1896) Brown pen & ink, £10 signed, typical caption in his hand underneath. Lady plays piano in a drawing-room, the colonel asks two Miss Prigsbys why they don't like Mendelssohn ("because there are no wrong notes in it it.") This appeared in Punch on 2 April 1881. It is a brilliant drawing, from his best (middle) period. 4 3/4 x 7 1/4 inches + caption. (Priced by the artist at 15 guineas)

313. May (Phil, 1864-1903) Indian ink, full length fat £10 smiling London waiter, inscribed by the artist "Chez Julians, Types of Waters," signed, dated (18)95. 7 1/4 x 5 inches, 180 x 120 mm., on a much larger sheet. From the H. C. Green collection.

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