• The Country House Sale - Newto auction at Christies

    Sale 5984

    The Country House Sale - Newton Hall

    20 January 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 121

    DOROTHY DAVISON (LATER COOK/WIDDRINGTON), (BRITISH, BORN 1794)

    An album of watercolours of views in Italy

    Price Realised  

    DOROTHY DAVISON (LATER COOK/WIDDRINGTON), (BRITISH, BORN 1794)
    An album of watercolours of views in Italy
    presented in a contemporary embroidered velvet album, bearing the initials 'D.C.' for Dorothy Cook, née Davison, and inscribed to the frontispiece 'Sketches in Italy/by D.C.W.'; each sketch laid down and titled to the mount sheet and including The Colosseum, Rome, The Bay of Naples, Stromboli, amongst others, and sketches of figures
    watercolour ink and bodycolour
    The album - 9¼ x 12 in. (23.5 x 30.5 cm.)
    Circa 1840
    The album contains 40 drawings


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    The embroidered monogram 'D.C.' and the inscription to the frontispiece with initials 'D.C.W.' indicates that this album of sketches was put together by Dorothy Cook (later Widdrington), née Davison, sometime after the inheritance of the Newton Hall Estate in 1840. It is likely that the present drawings were executed by Dorothy whilst accompanying her husband on travels in Italy. Another book of sketches taken in Germany in 1841 was gifted to Craig Davison of Wilmington Delaware, by Captain F.N.H. Widdrington in 1982.

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