• The Country House Sale - Newto auction at Christies

    Sale 5984

    The Country House Sale - Newton Hall

    20 January 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 123

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

    Berwick-Upon-Tweed

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    DOROTHY DAVISON (LATER COOK/WIDDRINGTON) (BRITISH, BORN 1794)
    Berwick-Upon-Tweed
    watercolour
    17 x 21½ in. (43.2 x 55 cm.)
    Together with three watercolour sketches by the same hand, The Gardens at Fota, Cork; In the Churchyard; and Anglers in a mountainous river landscape the second signed 'Dorothy Davison' (lower right)
    four in the lot (4)


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    Dorothy Davison (b. 1794) was the younger daughter of Alexander Davison (1750-1829), government contractor and friend and confident of Admiral Horatio Nelson. She married Captain Samuel Edward Cook R.N. in 1832 and together they assumed the name Widdrington upon the inheritance of the Newton Hall estate.

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    Literature

    Inventory and Valuation of the contents of Newton Hall, Felton, Morpeth, Northumberland, The Property of Brigadier General B. F. Widdrington, C.M.G., D.S.O., 1925, p. 138.