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    Sale 7591

    British Art on Paper

    4 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 19

    David Cox, Sen., O.W.S. (1783-1859)

    A traveller on a track below Bolsover Castle, Derbyshire

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    David Cox, Sen., O.W.S. (1783-1859)
    A traveller on a track below Bolsover Castle, Derbyshire
    signed and dated 'David Cox/1851' (lower left)
    pencil and watercolour, heightened with touches of bodycolour and with scratching out
    15¾ x 22 in. (40 x 55.8 cm.)


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    William Quilter (1808-1888) was an accountant. His notable collection of watercolours fetched £58,000 at Christie's in 1875; and the value of the remaining pictures at the time of his death was £31,486. Quilter died on 12 November 1888 at his home, 28 Norfolk Street, Park Lane, London, leaving well over half a million pounds, one of the largest known estates of any Victorian accountant. He had three sons, including the art collector and politician Sir William Cuthbert Quilter and the art critic Harry Quilter.

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    Provenance

    Sir William Quilter, Norwood; Christie's, London, 8 April 1875, lot 73, (sold 190 gns to Agnew's) as 'Bolsover Castle'.
    John Knowles, Manchester, 1877.
    with The Rembrandt Gallery, London.