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JONATHAN SKELTON | Study of farm buildings

JONATHAN SKELTON | Study of farm buildings

JONATHAN SKELTON | Study of farm buildings


Croydon ? 1755 - 1759 Rome

Study of farm buildings

Watercolour over pencil, on laid paper watermarked with the Strasburg Lily;

signed and inscribed in pen and black ink, on a separate sheet, lower centre: Drawn after nature J Skelton 

145 by 230 mm. (drawing); 313 by 480 mm. (mount)

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The pigments have survived well in this rare work. There is some surface dirt to the sheet – particularly to the right. The sheet is not laid down – and the sheet with the inscription and signature is not attached. The work is sold unframed.

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P. & D. Colnaghi, London, by 1965;

acquired by Walter Brandt (1902-1978);

by family descent until the present owner