• Christies auction house James Christie logo

    Sale 11787

    Old Master & British Drawings

    5 July 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 111

    Francis Danby, A.R.A. (Wexford, Ireland 1793-1861 Exmouth, Devon)

    A wooded landscape at sunset

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Francis Danby, A.R.A. (Wexford, Ireland 1793-1861 Exmouth, Devon)
    A wooded landscape at sunset
    oil on paper laid on canvas
    6 7/8 x 10 in. (17.5 x 25.4 cm.)


    Contact Client Service
    • info@christies.com

    • New York +1 212 636 2000

    • London +44 (0)20 7839 9060

    • Hong Kong +852 2760 1766

    • Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766

    Contact the department

    It used to be thought that some of the paint has thinned to reveal an earlier view of Eagle’s Nest, Killarney. It is now generally accepted that Danby was seeking to convey the atmospheric effects of sun on clouds.

    Provenance

    with Agnew's, London.


    Literature

    F. Greenacre, Francis Danby, 1793-1861, London, 1988, p. 121.


    Exhibited

    Bristol, City of Bristol Museum and Art Gallery, and London, Tate Gallery, Francis Danby, 15 February-9 April 1989, no. 51.