A Twopeny Portfolio: #8 From the Drawing Room at Woodstock

This is the eighth work of twenty-five bought in a lot of Sundry Drawings and Watercolours, offered at Anderson & Garland Ltd, Newcastle upon Tyne, 21 March 2-17, lot 46 as Various Artists (British 19th Century) Sundry drawings and watercolours, mainly topographical and floral studies, including a grisaille “South Gate Lynn, Norfolk”, bearing the signature J.S. Cotman, various sizes, all unframed in a folio.

Here we continue to work through a sequence of five fine pencil drawings, all dated 1828, once mounted in an album, and some numbered the original page order.

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A Twopeny Portfolio: #10 Trees in Woodstock Park, Kent

This is the tenth work of twenty-five bought in a lot of Sundry Drawings and Watercolours, offered at Anderson & Garland Ltd, Newcastle upon Tyne, 21 March 2-17, lot 46 as Various Artists (British 19th Century) Sundry drawings and watercolours, mainly topographical and floral studies, including a grisaille “South Gate Lynn, Norfolk”, bearing the signature J.S. Cotman, various sizes, all unframed in a folio.

Here we continue to work through a sequence of five fine pencil drawings, all dated 1828, once mounted in an album, and some numbered in the original page order.

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A Twopeny Portfolio: #11 In Woodstock Park, Kent

This is the eleventh work of twenty-five bought in a lot of Sundry Drawings and Watercolours, offered at Anderson & Garland Ltd, Newcastle upon Tyne, 21 March 2-17, lot 46 as Various Artists (British 19th Century) Sundry drawings and watercolours, mainly topographical and floral studies, including a grisaille “South Gate Lynn, Norfolk”, bearing the signature J.S. Cotman, various sizes, all unframed in a folio.

Here we conclude working through a sequence of five fine pencil drawings, all dated 1828, once mounted in an album, and some numbered in the original page order.

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A Twopeny Portfolio: #12 Portrait of John Hemsley at Woodstock

This is the twelfth work of twenty-five bought at Anderson & Garland Ltd, Newcastle upon Tyne, 21 March 2-17, lot 46 as Various Artists (British 19th Century) Sundry drawings and watercolours, mainly topographical and floral studies, including a grisaille “South Gate Lynn, Norfolk”, bearing the signature J.S. Cotman, various sizes, all unframed in a folio.

Here we complete a group of drawings connected with Woodstock House, near Sittingbourne in Kent. The others are all landscape subjects but this is a portrait and somewhat later in date. It offers a tantalising memorial of a long-lived working man, without which he might otherwise be unremembered.

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A Twopeny Portfolio: #21 Summit of the Rock of Gibraltar, c.1883

This article considers the twenty-first work of twenty-five bought at Anderson & Garland, Newcastle upon Tyne, 21 March 2017, lot 46 as ‘Various Artists (British 19th Century) Sundry drawings and watercolours, mainly topographical and floral studies, including a grisaille “South Gate, Lynn, Norfolk”, bearing the signature of J.S.Cotman, various sizes, all unframed in a folio.’

Here we consider a watercolour by one of the last of the Twopenys, Edward Maxwell, made on a journey to Gibraltar in the later years of the nineteenth century.

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