HUGH WILLIAM 'GRECIAN' WILLIAMS
Probably Devon 1773 - 1829 Edinburgh
A river scene, possibly Scotland
Watercolour over pencil, heightened with scratching out
469 by 670 mm (drawing)
603 by 792 mm (mount)
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Many of the pigments in this watercolour have survived well. The paper may have yellowed slightly with time and some of the more subtle watercolour in the sky has softened with time. There are a number of small and inconspicuous foxmarks - noticeable mainly in the sky. The work is unframed but has been beautifully mounted.
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Sale, London, Christie’s, 8 June 1961, lot 36, as J.R. Cozens;
with Agnew’s, London;
Lady Helen Nutting (1890-1973)