3rd Nov, 2015 12:00

Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments & Art ('Encounter')

 
Lot 65
 

65

AFTER LEMUEL FRANCIS ABBOTT (BRITISH,...

AFTER LEMUEL FRANCIS ABBOTT (BRITISH, 1760-1803)
Nelson - A Gridded Study
Watercolour and pencil on card, bears inscription Robert Southey 27 July 1830 (lower left folded corner on reverse), mounted as an oval with manuscript provenance labels for Leggatt Brothers to reverse
9 x 7½in. (23 x 19cm.) unmounted

Provenance: Sotheby's Marine Picture & Nautical Works of Art Sale, 3rd May, 1995, lot 1.

Literature: Walker, R: The Nelson Portraits, Royal Naval Museum, 1998, p.31 & 206; Slope, N: Nelson's Chelengk, Nelson Society Dispatch, Vol II part 9 Winter 2014, p.535-549.

The label from Leggatt Brothers is dated 9th November 1906 and reads: Dear Sir, We beg to inform you that we purchased the sketch of Lord Nelson from a Mr Heath, who informed us that it was given by Southey to Mr. Deputy Heath, of the Bassishaw Ward of the City ' Yours respectfully..

Bassishaw Ward is the smallest of the twenty-five wards who provides an Alderman to their Court at Guildhall. The second label attributes Southey's ownership until 1830 and states that it was used as a frontispiece in his Life of Nelson - in fact, it was the head study by Simon de Koster which was used.

Sold for £1,116
Estimated at £300 - £400

(inc. buyer's premium of 24%)


Condition Report
Modest time-staining evident where oval mount recedes, fine general condition - labels browed but readable.

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AFTER LEMUEL FRANCIS ABBOTT (BRITISH, 1760-1803)
Nelson - A Gridded Study
Watercolour and pencil on card, bears inscription Robert Southey 27 July 1830 (lower left folded corner on reverse), mounted as an oval with manuscript provenance labels for Leggatt Brothers to reverse
9 x 7½in. (23 x 19cm.) unmounted

Provenance: Sotheby's Marine Picture & Nautical Works of Art Sale, 3rd May, 1995, lot 1.

Literature: Walker, R: The Nelson Portraits, Royal Naval Museum, 1998, p.31 & 206; Slope, N: Nelson's Chelengk, Nelson Society Dispatch, Vol II part 9 Winter 2014, p.535-549.

The label from Leggatt Brothers is dated 9th November 1906 and reads: Dear Sir, We beg to inform you that we purchased the sketch of Lord Nelson from a Mr Heath, who informed us that it was given by Southey to Mr. Deputy Heath, of the Bassishaw Ward of the City ' Yours respectfully..

Bassishaw Ward is the smallest of the twenty-five wards who provides an Alderman to their Court at Guildhall. The second label attributes Southey's ownership until 1830 and states that it was used as a frontispiece in his Life of Nelson - in fact, it was the head study by Simon de Koster which was used.