With Agnew's, Manchester; Peter Allen (1815-1892), by 1882; thence by family descent
Manchester, Royal Jubilee Exhibition, 1882, no. 1680
This work dates to 1844, the year in which Muller visited Lynmouth on the north coast of Devon. In 1882 the watercolour was loaned to the Royal Jubille Exhibition in Manchester by Peter Allen. Allen was the brother-in-law of John Edward Taylor (1830-1905), the proprietor of the Manchester Guardian and an important collector of paintings and watercolours (see lot 405 for further information). We are grateful to Francis Greenarce for his help when cataloguing this lot.
This work has survived in very fine condition. The works remain fresh and strong. The sheet has been laid down. "In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."