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  • Stock: 15492

    A very fine Italian white marble chimneypiece, profusely carved in the Renaissance Revival manner. The elegantly moulded shelf sits above a highly decorative frieze, the centre carved with mythical beasts with the heads of lions and the bodies of sea creatures. From these beasts emanate swirling acanthus leaves, and flowers with twisting stems. This is framed by the endblocks, carved with striking masks reminiscent of green men, but with winged cheeks. Supporting the endblocks are the wonderfully ornate jambs, a profusion of floral and foliate carving surmounted by classical urns. The similarly decorative spandrels framing the gently arched opening are centred by a beautiful high relief mask of a young woman with ribbons in her hair.

    Italian, early 20th century.

    Width Height Depth
    External 69 18"
    175.5 cms
    49 58"
    126 cms
    10 14"
    26.2 cms
    Internal 41 12"
    105.5 cms
    33 78"
    86.1 cms
  • Stock: 15458

    An Elegant 30 hour Georgian longcase clock with an arched hood and small wooden ball finials. The arch of the hood is decorated with blind fretwork which frames the lunette engraved to denote the maker. The lunette and the rest of the brass dial is adorned by Baroque spandrels, which frame a chapter ring with engraved Roman and Arabic numerals, and at the centre of the dial is a subsidiary seconds dial and a date window. The glazed door is flanked by two plain columns, and this is echoed by the plain pilasters on the trunk. By Thomas Clark of Warrington.

    English, early 18th century.

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    width height depth
    20 12"
    52 cms
    86 316"
    219 cms
    11"
    28 cms

    Listed Price: £3,200 (+VAT where applicable)

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  • Stock: 15470

    An antique Louis XV chimneypiece carved from beautifully veined Pavonazzo marble. The curved moulded shelf rest above a panelled serpentine frieze, which is flanked by scrolling endblocks and panelled console jambs.

    French, mid 19th century.

    Link to: Antique Rococo Chimneypieces inc Louis XV English Scottish Chippendale Rococo fireplace mantels.

    Width Height Depth
    External 56 1116"
    144 cms
    51 316"
    130 cms
    11 1316"
    30 cms
    Internal 39"
    99 cms
    37 1316"
    96 cms

    Listed Price: £5,200 (+VAT where applicable)

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  • Large Alabaster Group of Judgement of Paris Reserved

    Stock: 15558

    An exceptionally finely carved and very large alabaster group of the Judgement of Paris, depicting Paris seated and wearing his Phrygian cap, offering the Hesperidean apple to a lightly draped Venus, whilst the jealous figures of Hera and Athena consol each other. The scene is mounted on a rectangular plinth. Italian, mid 19th century.

    Photograph before restoration.

    Provenance: A collection within a fine Wiltshire Townhouse.

    Width Height Depth
    15 38"
    39 cms
    21 1116"
    55 cms
    6 1116"
    17 cms
  • Stock: 15613

    A large eighteenth century neoclassical painting depicting female worshippers bringing offerings to an altar dedicated to the Goddess Minerva; identified by her shield and the owl at her side.

    Italian, 18th century with some restorations and slight craquelure to the surface. Christie's stencil on the stretcher.

    Notes: The canvas is likely to have been designed within an architectural scheme, and may have been set into the wall to form part of an overmantel. Canvases of this type were first installed in Venetian palazzi, as frescoes were not practical with regular flooding, and such canvases could be removed if necessary.

    Width Height Depth
    Frame 69 1116"
    177 cms
    49 1316"
    126.5 cms
    1 316"
    3 cms
    Canvas only 63 316"
    160.5 cms
    43 14"
    110 cms

    Listed Price: £6,500 (+VAT where applicable)

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  • Stock: 15536

    A large Regency plaster figure, by Humphrey Hopper, painted with a simulated bronze patina, on a circular base and holding the fitting for a torchere. The figure is mostly likely to be a depiction of a Vestal Virgin given her hooded robes.
    English, early 19th century. Unsigned.

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    Height
    43 14"
    110 cms
    9 1316"
    25 cms

    Listed Price: £3,200 (+VAT where applicable)

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  • Stock: 15542

    A large and ornate gilt bronze lamp, modelled as a putto holding the lamp fitting aloft whilst kneeling on a hexagonal base embellished with foliate Rococo decorations.

    French, c. 1880.

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    Height Width
    20 78"
    53 cms
    9 1316"
    25 cms

    Listed Price: £1,850 (+VAT where applicable)

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  • Stock: 15539

    An interesting Arts and Crafts fire basket, the back panel depicting the Day of Judgement within a medieval scene complete with a hilltop castle. God appears from swirling clouds, holding a ladder on which an angel pulls up the souls of the redeemed. In the foreground a crowd gathers around a hole where a man is being plunged into the depths of hell. This figure is intended to be licked by the flames of the fire in the grate, adding to the dramatic effect. The stylised sunflower brass andirons turn slightly outwards and are mounted on tapered legs.

    English, c.1890.

    Width Height Depth
    External 22 38"
    57 cms
    39"
    99 cms
    13"
    33 cms
    Back panel 17 1116"
    45 cms

    Listed Price: £2,600 (+VAT where applicable)

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  • Stock: 15589

    A large pair of French Baroque andirons, cast in bronze and partially gilded. The bronze finials are strung with gilded rings and chains and the bulbous bronze centre of the andirons are supported by three gilded and scrolled legs which are mounted on a serpentine base. French, late 19th century.

    Height
    18 18"
    46 cms

    Listed Price: £1,200 (+VAT where applicable)

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  •  Giltwood Florentine Wall Bracket Reserved

    Stock: 15587

    A pair of antique giltwood wall brackets in the Rococo taste, with a serpentine shelf resting on scrolling acanthus leaves. Perfect as a candle bracket or for small ornaments. Italian, c.1890.

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    Height
    9 38"
    24 cms
  • Stock: 15583

    An elegant oval gilt wall mirror, surmounted by a scrolling cartouche and a cascade of flowers. The egg and dart frame meets the original bevelled glass with a dainty beaded edge. The gilding has been rubbed back to give it a subtle glow.

    French, mid 19th century.

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    Width Height Depth
    29"
    73.7 cms
    42"
    106.7 cms

    Listed Price: £1,400 (+VAT where applicable)

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  • Stock: 15574

    A very decorative maiolica vase hand painted with a Roman battle scene to the bulbous body. The statement handles have been modelled into winged putti grotesques, much like a figurehead on the bow of a ship. Signed by the renowned Cantagalli workshop in Florence. Italian, late 19th century.

    Ulisse Cantagalli was born into a family of potters in Florence. He was obsessed with replicating the fine tin glazed maiolica of the Italian Renaissance, and when he took over the family's factory in Florence he began to specialise in producing reproductions of these exquisite pieces, and also produced his own designs in this style.

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    Height
    24 38"
    62 cms

    Listed Price: £1,250 (+VAT where applicable)

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  • Stock: 2711

    A pair of high backed, deep buttoned leather and mahogany Gainsborough style chairs. The leather has acquired a lovely patina and is fixed in place with decorative with stud work and is supported by square legs and an H stretcher.

    English, early 20th century.

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    width height depth
    26"
    66 cms
    45"
    114.3 cms
    24"
    61 cms

    Listed Price: £1,850 (+VAT where applicable)

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  • Stock: 15560

    A late 18th century, mahogany longcase clock by Joseph Grey of Durham. The case is enriched with satinwood crossbanding, bordered by ebony and box wood stringing. The moulded, inlaid trunk door is flanked by a pair of reeded quarter pilasters over the the generously moulded plinth, on ogeed feet.
    The brass arched top dial with gilt pierced spandrels, silvered chapter ring with Roman hours and Arabic minutes has a matt centre with a subsidiary seconds dial and date aperture. This is flanked by a pair of reeded columns with brass Corinthian capitals, beneath a swan-neck pediment with brass finals and central brass eagle. The four pillar eight day movement strikes the hours on a single bronze bell.
    English, circa 1760.

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    Height Width
    90 316"
    229 cms
    10 58"
    27 cms

    Listed Price: £3,200 (+VAT where applicable)

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  • Stock: 15559

    A pair of very finely carved 19th century alabaster figures of muses, in classical dress, each standing on circular pedestals intricately carved with flowers and beading. Italian, c.1850.

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    Height
    19 1116"
    50 cms

    Listed Price: £2,800 (+VAT where applicable)

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  • Stock: 15557

    A pair of 19th century Meiji period Imari bottle vases, with handpainted red and blue fan and circular reserves of oriental pheasants and paulownia. A very decorative pair, perfect as single stem vases.

    Japanese, mid-19th century. #

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    Diameter Height
    6 1116"
    17 cms
    12 316"
    31.1 cms

    Listed Price: £1,850 (+VAT where applicable)

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  • Stock: 15508

    A good example of an early twentieth century time recorder clock in an oak case, serial number 51947. The glass door panel bears the words, "National Time Recorder Co. (Patentees) Blackfriars London. S.E.". The clock face with Roman numerals is set within a wood frame and bears the name "National Time Recorder Co. Ltd. Aquinas St, Stamford St. London EC1". beneath which is a small metal plaque stating "Local service, The National Time Recorder Co Ltd. Phone: Central 3655 . This Time Recorder is in full working order.
    English, circa 1935.

    Notes: Time Recorders like this one would have been used to record the times workers came in and out of their place of work. The National Time Recorder Co. Ltd (incorporated in 1917, company number 146424, though possibly founded around 10 years earlier in 1907) was one of the two largest UK manufacturers of time recorders. The head office and factory was originally based in Blackfriars London, and moved to the Lagoon Works in St Mary Cray (Orpington) Kent in 1951, on the site of the Blue Lagoon swimming pool which had been damaged during the war. Other branches were established in London, Birmingham, Bristol, Dublin, Glasgow, Leeds, Manchester, Newcastle-upon-Tyne and Sheffield. [Source: World Clocks]

    Width Height Depth
    12 12"
    31.8 cms
    42"
    106.7 cms
    11"
    28 cms

    Listed Price: £850 (+VAT where applicable)

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  • Stock: 15553

    A pair of large gilt bronze triple branch candelabra in the Louis XV style, ornately cast with foliate motifs and with elegant tapered stems and scrolled feet mounted on a shaped plinth. French, mid 19th century.

    Width Height
    8 1116"
    22 cms
    23"
    58.3 cms

    Listed Price: £2,200 (+VAT where applicable)

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  • Stock: 15551

    A very large 19th century twin handled maiolica vase in the form of a wine krater. The exquisite hand painted decoration includes two central cartouches, one depicting Bacchus and Ariadne reclining within an allegorical scene. Bacchus loosely hold his thyrsus, a wand of giant fennel whilst Ariadne embraces him.

    On the verso is a depiction of a Bacchic procession, Bacchus holds grapes aloft whilst he rides in a chariot drawn by a lion and a goat, as maenads dance around in ecstasy. These scenes are framed by winged grotesque handles and the entirety of these vase is decorated profusely, including the socle, where a putto is depicted inscribing a tablet.

    Italian, probably Florentine, c.1890, possibly Cantagalli workshop. .

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    Width Height
    22 38"
    57 cms
    17 14"
    44 cms

    Listed Price: £4,800 (+VAT where applicable)

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  • Stock: 15546

    A Victorian giltwood overmantel mirror, with rounded corners and a carved surmount of Rococo form above the simple egg and dart frame. English, c.1880.

    Width Height
    42 18"
    107 cms
    65"
    165 cms

    Listed Price: £2,800 (+VAT where applicable)

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  • Stock: 15544

    A magnificent 19th century Oxblood or "Sang de Boeuf" jardiniere on stand, with a lobed planter supported by a base mounted with three griffin monopodia with paw feet.

    Attributed to Pierre Clément Massier. French, c.1880.

    Notes: Clément Massier was born into a family of ceramicists and took an interest in the business from an early age. His factory-gallery complex in Golfe Juan became a destination for the elite who summered in Monaco, Nice, and Cannes. He was awarded a gold medal at the Paris Exposition Universelle in 1900 and subsequently became an of official supplier to the British crown.

    Sang de boeuf glaze first appeared in Chinese porcelain at the beginning of the 18th century. In Europe, many companies tried to replicate the glaze, and it particularly took off in France.

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    Diameter Height Inside dia.
    13"
    33 cms
    33 18"
    84 cms
    8 78"
    22.5 cms

    Listed Price: £3,800 (+VAT where applicable)

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  • Stock: 15468

    A large Regency cast iron hob grate of neoclassical design, with integral side panels. English, c.1810.

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    Width Height Depth
    35"
    89 cms
    39 38"
    100 cms
    12"
    30.5 cms

    Listed Price: £1,400 (+VAT where applicable)

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  • Stock: 15502

    A 19th century white marble fireplace with a moulded shelf over a panelled frieze, featuring a central acanthus patera and foliate endblocks. The stop fluted jambs rest on plain footblocks.

    Belgian, c.1880.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 73 78"
    187.7 cms
    49 78"
    126.7 cms
    13 18"
    33.2 cms
    Internal 40 316"
    102 cms
    38 316"
    97 cms

    Listed Price: £4,500 (+VAT where applicable)

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  • Stock: 15532

    An early 20th century century Chinese blue and white porcelain onion pattern table lamp, profusely decorated with a hand painted decoration of chrysanthemums, insects and scrolling leaves and mounted on a pierced patinated bronze base.

    Chinese, c.1910.

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    Diameter Height
    5 78"
    15 cms
    13"
    33 cms
  • Stock: 15487

    A French gilt gesso wall mirror in the Louis XVI style, the crest centred by an oval cartouche which is bordered by a ribbon tied floral cascade and framed by two urn finials brimming with flowers. The gilt frame also features garlanded trophies and to the bottom, a lyre, a violin and sheet music. Original beveled mirror plates.

    French, c1850.

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    Width Height Depth
    36 38"
    92.5 cms
    54 14"
    138 cms
    5 18"
    13 cms

    Listed Price: £4,200 (+VAT where applicable)

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  • Stock: 13544

    A large and comfortable William IV mahogany and leather arm chair, with elegant scrolled arms and brass studded upholstery. The legs stand on original brass castors. The leather has acquired a beautiful patina from over a century of use, but this could be refreshed if desired. English, c.1820.

    Width Height Depth
    25 316"
    64 cms
    42 1116"
    108.5 cms
    29 12"
    75 cms

    Listed Price: £2,800 (+VAT where applicable)

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  • Stock: 15485

    An elegant pedestal, carved from an off-white and grey variegated marble, the circular top over a partially-ribbed cylindrical body, on a stepped circular and octagonal base.

    Early 20th century.

    Diameter Height
    Top 10 38"
    26.5 cms
    39 58"
    100.5 cms
    Bottom 13"
    33 cms

    Listed Price: £1,800 (+VAT where applicable)

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  • Stock: 15519

    A fine English 19th century giltwood mirror in the Florentine manner, with a beautifully carved frame of scrolling acanthus leaves. Original mercury glass.

    English, c.1850.

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    Width Height
    31 78"
    81 cms
    42 78"
    109 cms

    Listed Price: £3,200 (+VAT where applicable)

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  • Stock: 15268

    A vintage mounted fan coral on a hand turned ebonised plinth.

    Width Height Depth
    16 78"
    43 cms
    20 12"
    52 cms
    5 18"
    13 cms

    Listed Price: £180 (+VAT where applicable)

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  • Stock: 15433

    A superb Victorian walnut and solid ebony Gothic library table. This outstanding table is made especially rare by having solid ebony legs, stretcher and finials. The beautifully carved Solomonic legs and stretcher support a fine burr walnut top.

    This table is incredibly diverse, and can be used as a centre table, or even a desk.
    English, circa 1860.

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    Width Height Depth
    54 14"
    138 cms
    29 12"
    75 cms
    33 12"
    85 cms

    Listed Price: £4,000 (+VAT where applicable)

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  • Stock: 15511

    A rare and perfectly detailed live steam scale model of a rotative vertical reciprocating beam engine with James Watt type parallel motion linkage. This hand-built engine has been made from burnished steel, cast iron and bronze, which has developed a good patina from over a century of enjoyment. It also retains its original paint and comes with its original carrying case. The single Mahogany clad double action, low pressure cylinder has a stroke of 2 5/8 inches and a bore of 1 1/8 of an inch, the piston produces power on both the upward and downward strokes. The fly wheel measures 11 inches in diameter and the beam, pivoting on a single bronze column, measures 8 1/4 inches. This engine was built between 1865 and 1870, most probably as an apprentice piece, or for demonstrating the workings of this type of engine. It is mounted on a Mahogany plinth with a brass plate with the inscription “MADE BY ROBERT GILCHRIST OF BERWICK ON TWEED 1865 1870”

    English, circa 1870.

    Scottish engineer, James Watt invented His parallel motion mechanical linkage for the double acting Watt steam engine in 1784. In a letter to his son written in 1808 James Watt wrote “I am more proud of the parallel motion than of any other invention I have ever made”. Watts' new double acting engines were powered by steam on both the upward and downward strokes, along with his parallel motion, these engines were much more efficient than previous engines built by Thomas Newcomen and Watt.

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    Width Height Depth
    19 1116"
    50 cms
    14 58"
    37 cms
    11"
    28 cms

    Listed Price: £3,800 (+VAT where applicable)

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  • Stock: 15507

    An ornate Renaissance Revival French Mirror with an imposing upper crest featuring a male mask, whilst the lower cartouche features the fearsome mask of a lion. The rest of the gilt and gesso frame is similarly opulent. The central bevelled mirror is also bordered by four champagne hued pieces of handmade mirrored glass.

    French, c. 1930.

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    Width Height
    38"
    96.5 cms
    48"
    122 cms

    Listed Price: £2,400 (+VAT where applicable)

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  • Stock: 15541

    An Art Nouveau Doulton Lambeth stoneware jardiniere on stand, decorated in shallow relief with a stylised flower pattern on a blue and green ground. Impressed marks and artist's initials. English, c.1910.

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    Listed Price: £980 (+VAT where applicable)

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  • Stock: 15506

    A set of four framed 18th century copper-engravings of exotic birds with original hand colour. This set comprises three engravings from George Edwards', Gleanings of Natural History Containing Figures of Quadrupeds, Birds, Insects, Plants, published by G. Sidney for George Edwards, London, 1758-1764. One engraving from Francois Nicholas Martinet's engraving from the Comte de Buffon's superb work, the Histoire Naturelle des Oiseaux, published in Paris from 1770 to 1786. These are two of the most important ornithological publications of the 18th century, Darwin being a great admirer of both.

    The birds are as follows:

    Francois Nicholas Martinet bird engraving, plate 289, of the "Tyran hupè, de Cayenne" which is Crested Tyrant Flycatcher from Cayenne.

    Frame: 28cm x 32.5cm Engraving: 19.5cm x 24cm

    George Edwards engraving, of "Huming [sic] Birds from Surinam, Published according to act of Parliament 1742 by Geo Edwards".

    Frame: 27.3cm x 31.2cm Engraving: 18.5cm x 22.4cm

    George Edwards engraving, of "The Chinese Teal", published circa 1740.

    Frame: 27.4cm x 31.2cm Engraving: 18.4cm x 22cm

    George Edwards engraving, of "The Alpestris, or Larkof North America" titled ALAUDA. Published circa 1740.

    Frame: 27.4cm x 31.9cm Engraving: 18.5cm x 23cm


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    Listed Price: £720 (+VAT where applicable)

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  • Stock: 15505

    A fine late 19th century framed oil on canvas by Joseph Horlor (British, 1809-1887). The pastoral scene depicts fishfolk with their boats moored and their meagre catch in wicker baskets. They work under the looming ruin of a castle, a romantic vision of crumbling turrets built in to the rocky crag. In the distance there is a glimpse of a village nestled in the trees, completing the vision of a pastoral idyll. Scenes of this type were immensely popular in 19th century Britain, as they both conveyed the romance of the British countryside and the moral virtue of manual labour. This scene was possibly set in Wales, where Horlor found the landscape immensely inspiring .

    Signed and dated 1836. Framed in 19th century gilt frame. In fine condition, professionally relined recently.

    Notes: Not a great deal is known about Joseph Horlor, but he exhibited from 1834-1866 at the British Institute and Suffolk Street (Later to become the Royal Society of British Artists) in London. He lived in Bristol and Bath and specialised in landscapes, coastal scenes and seascape subjects, mainly painting in Wales, Devon and Cornwall. There are 8 paintings by Horlor in the British National Art Collection, predominantly in Bristol.

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    Width Height
    37 38"
    95 cms
    28 1116"
    73 cms

    Listed Price: £2,800 (+VAT where applicable)

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