Sale, London, Bonham's, 6 February 2007, lot 35 (as one of three)
Wiganthorpe Hall was demolished in 1955, but its original foundations date back to the twelfth century. The house was located near Terrington in Yorkshire and was constructed by William Garforth, who owned the estate from 1778. He commissioned the architect John Carr of York (1723-1807) in 1780 to replace the original Jacobean house with a Neo-classical design.
The pigments appear to be well preserved. The watercolour has been laid down onto a museum quality sheet. "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."