View 1 of Lot 198. A capriccio landscape with travellers below a rocky outcrop.
View 1 of Lot 198. A capriccio landscape with travellers below a rocky outcrop.
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William Hodges, R.A.

A capriccio landscape with travellers below a rocky outcrop

Estimate:

20,000 - 30,000 GBP

William Hodges, R.A.

William Hodges, R.A.

A capriccio landscape with travellers below a rocky outcrop

A capriccio landscape with travellers below a rocky outcrop

Estimate:

20,000 - 30,000 GBP

Lot sold:

22,680

GBP

William Hodges, R.A.

London 1744 - 1797 Brixham, Devon

A capriccio landscape with travellers below a rocky outcrop


oil on plastered canvas, laid down on board

unframed: 118.8 x 177.6 cm.; 46 3/4 x 70 in.

framed: 136.2 x 195 cm.; 53 5/8 x 76 3/4 in.

Private collection, U.K.

In her catalogue raisonné of Hodges' work of 1979, the American art historian Isabel Combs Stuebe concluded that Hodges painted more than 600 oils over the course of his lifetime, and of these only about a 150 are recorded and located today. The present landscape has only recently been discovered, with no known history as yet, and even more curious for the medium on which it is painted, evidently the only known 'fresco' by the artist. It was almost certainly intended to fit into a specific space, inset into a wall or stairwell.