Lot 33
  • 33

Henry Burges, c 1760-1810

Estimate
1,000 - 1,500 GBP
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Description

  • Henry Burges
  • The Fort of Chunargar on the River Ganges, near Benares, seen from the West side; A view of an insulated rock at Jangerah on the River Ganges, with a Bungerow.

  • one signed, both extensively inscribed on labels attached to the backboards
  • watercolour over pencil
  • each 33x54.5cm.; 13x21½in.

Provenance

Margaret, Countess Poulett,
John Ynyr Burges of Reigate, Surrey, bequeathed to him by his cousin, the above;
Major Ynyr A.Burges, D.L., his sale at Christie's 17th February, 1956, lot 1;
Anonymous sale in these Rooms, 13th March 1980, lot 37

 

Catalogue Note

Henry Burges was the elder brother of Ynyr Burges of Reigate, Surrey.  He made one voyage to the East as Captain of the East Indiaman, The Earl of Chesterfield, which sailed from Torbay to Bombay and China on 14th January, 1793 and was back at her moorings on 30th August, 1794.  These watercolours, therefore, date in all probability from the autumn of 1793
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