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George Richmond, R.A.
RECOLLECTIONS OF A SUNSET
Estimate
3,0005,000
LOT SOLD. 10,625 GBP
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218
George Richmond, R.A.
RECOLLECTIONS OF A SUNSET
Estimate
3,0005,000
LOT SOLD. 10,625 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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George Richmond, R.A.
BROMPTON 1809 - 1896 LONDON
RECOLLECTIONS OF A SUNSET
Watercolour and bodycolour on blue-grey paper;
signed with the artist's initials and dated, lower right: GR Aug 26 /77, further inscribed and dated, lower left: Recollections of Sunset - august 22. 1877
128 by 274 mm
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Catalogue Note

George Richmond enjoyed a sparkling career as a portrait painter and could count amongst his sitters some of the most notable names in Victorian England. As a young man, however, he had been far from conventional and during the late 1820s and early 1830s he associated himself with a small group of artists, including Samuel Palmer, who were known as the ‘Ancients’ and were heavily influenced by William Blake.

Richmond painted the present sheet in 1877, when he was sixty-eight years old. It is full of atmosphere and freedom and, inscribed 'Recollections of sunset', seems to have been made for his own pleasure.

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