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John Miles of Northleach
THE NAMING OF THE ANIMALS
Estimate
15,00025,000
LOT SOLD. 98,500 GBP
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135
John Miles of Northleach
THE NAMING OF THE ANIMALS
Estimate
15,00025,000
LOT SOLD. 98,500 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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John Miles of Northleach
FARMINGTON 1781 - 1849 NORTHLEACH
THE NAMING OF THE ANIMALS
inscribed Painted by J. Miles Northleach / Glor. Sh (lower left)
oil on canvas
88.2 by 121.7cm., 34 3/4 by 47 7/8in.
19th century
England
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Provenance

Sotheby's, London, 22 July 1986, lot 149
Csaky's Antiques, London, by August 1986

Catalogue Note

Born in Farmington, Gloucestershire in 1781, John Miles was listed in the 1841 census, at the age of 60, as an artist, along with one of his sons Henry who was also a painter. Miles specialised in rustic scenes, often depicting prize winning animals and contemporary everyday scenes and events, painted in a charming and characteristically provincial style. His oeuvre has been easily constructed on the basis that he was a prolific signer and dater, giving evidence that the bulk of his work was executed between circa 1820 and 1840. Although religious subjects are rare in his output, the subject of Adam naming the animals allowed him to experiment with more exotic species. Another signed version of reduced dimensions, which differs in the arrangement of the animals, was sold in these rooms 11 July 1984, lot 29.

1000 Ways of Seeing: The Private Collection of the late Stanley J. Seeger

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London