WILLIAM AUGUSTUS BARRON
Fl. in London 1776
Hampton Court looking down the river towards Thames Ditton
Black and grey chalk over pencil, heightened with white;
signed on the original wash-line mount, lower centre: W.A. Barron delineavit 1775. / VIEW OF HAMPTON-COURT AND THE RIVER; LOOKING TOWDS
THAMES DITTON.- / This Drawing obtain'd the first Premium from the Society for the Encouragement of Art. Manufactures & Commerce in London A:D; 1776
420 by 654 mm (drawing)
594 by 825 mm (mount)
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The work has suffered with time. In places the surface is rubbed. The paper has darkened and there are a number of tears and creases at the edges of both the sheet and the original mount. There is surface dirt throughout the sheet. The work is sold unframed.
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Sale, London, Sotheby's, 31 May 1961, lot 8;
with The Sabin Galleries, London;
acquired by Walter Brandt (1902-1978);
by family descent until the present owner