1774 - 1852
Four Men Playing a Board-game
inscribed with the artist’s short-hand centre left and right, dated Sep 13. 1841- centre left
pen and brown ink and watercolour over pencil
13.3 by 14.6cm., 5¼ by 5¾in.
framed: 35.5 by 30.5cm., 14 by 12in.
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The colours are strong in this work. There is some surface dirt to the sheet which as yellowed slightly with time. The right hand corner has been skillful re-constucted.
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Annetta Milling (1931-2014); thence by descent to the present owner
This drawing once belonged to Annette Milling whose parents owned and successfully ran the Squire Gallery, London. After the death of her father, Annette’s mother, Mercie, married William Wycliff Spooner, whose celebrated collection of British watercolours was bequeathed to the Courtauld Institute, London in 1967.