JONATHAN SKELTON | A church tower seen from an orchard, probably St. Mary's, Beddington
Croydon ? 1735-1759 Rome
A church tower seen from an orchard, probably St. Mary's, Beddington
Watercolour over pencil, on laid paper
141 by 216 mm. (drawing)
405 by 556 mm. (mount)
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The colours are very well preserved. The paper is too, although it has yellowed a little with time. There is a horizontal rub line to the left. The sheet has been laid down. The work is sold unframed.
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Leonard G. Duke, C.B.E. (1890-1971);
his sale, London, Sotheby's, 16 July 1970, lot 170;
acquired by Walter Brandt (1902-1978);
by family descent until the present owner
Possibly S. Rowland Pierce, 'Jonathan Skelton and his watercolours', The Walpole Society, 1960, p. 19-20, nos. 60-65
Dating from circa 1750 this drawing is likely to depict St. Mary's Church in the village of Beddington. Jonathan Skelton was a frequent visitor to the area, as his major patron Archbishop William Herring lived only a few miles away at Addington Palace.