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    Sale 7561

    Simon Sainsbury The Creation of an English Arcadia

    18 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 362

    Anthony Frederick Augustus Sandys (1829-1904)

    Pottery found at Marsham, Norfolk, 1848

    Price Realised  

    Anthony Frederick Augustus Sandys (1829-1904)
    Pottery found at Marsham, Norfolk, 1848
    inscribed and dated 'Pottery found at Marsham./1848.' (lower right)
    pencil, watercolour and bodycolour, with gum arabic
    8 7/8 x 14¼ in. (22.5 x 36.2 cm.)


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    Sandys was born in Norwich in 1829 and began his career at the tender age of thirteen when he received a commission to record in watercolour a collection of birds belonging to a local ornithologist, John Henry Gurney (1819-1890). In 1845 Sandys began work for the Rev. James Bulwer (1794-1879), who became his most important early patron, illustrating items from Bulwer's collection of church furnishings and local antiquities, from which the pottery in the present watercolour presumably came. The Rev. Bulwer also owned an important collection of Norwich School watercolours.

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    Provenance

    Rev. James Bulwer.
    with Julian Hartnoll, London.