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John Varley, O.W.S.
THE OLD CHURCH AT HACKNEY, LONDON
Estimate
1,5002,000
LOT SOLD. 4,375 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
199
John Varley, O.W.S.
THE OLD CHURCH AT HACKNEY, LONDON
Estimate
1,5002,000
LOT SOLD. 4,375 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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John Varley, O.W.S.
HACKNEY 1778 - 1842 LONDON
THE OLD CHURCH AT HACKNEY, LONDON
Watercolour over pencil, heightened with scratching out
278 by 377 mm
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Provenance

With Spink, London,
from where acquired by the father of the present owner

Catalogue Note

Varley, one of the most influential watercolour painters of the early nineteenth century, was born in a house adjoining Hackney churchyard. The present drawing shows the sixteenth century tower of the parish church of St. Augustine. The tower and funerary monument to the left of the church survived its demolition in 1798, following the building of a new church dedicated to St. John on the same site. Another version of this drawing, which is dated 1830 and includes a dog running in the foreground, is held at the British Museum, London.1

1. British Museum, London, inv. no. 1958-7-12-448

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