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    Sale 7235

    British Art on Paper Including 'The Blue Rigi' by J.M.W. Turner, R.A.

    5 June 2006, London, King Street

  • Lot 48

    Michael 'Angelo' Rooker, A.R.A. (1746-1801)

    Haymaking near Pevensey Castle, Sussex

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Michael 'Angelo' Rooker, A.R.A. (1746-1801)
    Haymaking near Pevensey Castle, Sussex
    signed 'M Rooker' (lower right)
    pencil and watercolour
    9 7/8 x 13 1/8 in. (25 x 33.2 cm.)


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    Rooker executed a series of views of Pevensey. Two views of Pevensey Castle were included in the Rooker Sale in 1801, lot 63. A view of the ruins of the South Tower is in the Victoria and Albert Museum and two related views, The Gate Tower of Pevensey Castle from the Moat and The Gate Tower of Pevensey Castle from the Courtyard, were sold in these Rooms, 6 June 1972, lots 58-59. Rooker exhibited a watercolour entitled Part of Pevensey Castle at the Royal Academy in 1792, no. 47.

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    Provenance

    Possibly the artist's sale; Squibb, London, 1 May 1801, lot 63.
    Colin Hunter; Sotheby's, London, 11 July 1991, lot 71, where purchased by the present owner.


    Saleroom Notice

    We are grateful to Charles Nugent of the Whitworth Art Gallery for suggesting that the present watercolour depicts Caerphilly Castle, Wales, although the artist has somewhat exaggerated the ruinous state of the castle.


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