22 November 2006,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 8,400
Estimate GBP 3,000 - GBP 5,000
Alfred Stannard (1806-1889)
A coastal scene with fisherfolk in the foreground
signed and dated 'A Stannard/1856' (lower right) and with inscription 'A. Stannard 1856./Bought at Brightwells Sale/1869' (on an old label attached to the stretcher)
oil on canvas
10 1/8 x 13 1/8 in. (25.7 x 33.3 cm.)
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Alfred Stannard's painting of the Yarmouth coast includes a view of Yarmouth jetty with Nelson's Column visible in the distance. Stannard has foreshortened the view to show the Column on the South Denes. It was erected in 1819, as a monument to Norfolk born Admiral Lord Nelson, and pre-dates the column in Trafalgar Square by twenty-four years.
The Yarmouth coast was frequently depicted by the artists of the Norwich School and Stannard's son, Alfred George Stannard is known to have painted almost exactly the same subject.
We are grateful to Peter Kennedy Scott for his help in preparing this catalogue entry.
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Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 2 February 1979, lot 81 (£2,600).