We are very grateful to Charles Brett for the following information regarding 'The Lizard'. The full title of this picture is Black Head from near the Lizard. PROVENANCE: F.E. Blackstone; his sale Christie's 19 April 1884, lot 124, bought by Dr James Watt Black. EXHIBITED: Royal Academy Winter Exhibition no. 152 as Anglesea.
This lot is inscribed, signed twice and dated on the reverse: Eastham/ W Davis 1854/ W Davis
This picture was sold with an erroneous attribution to Henry William Pickersgill, Sotheby's Belgravia, 25 March 1975, lot 60.
This Lot has been withdrawn from the sale.
The measurments for this lot are 23 by 30.5cm., 9 by 12in. and not as stated in the printed catalogue.