• The Manolo March Collection Fr auction at Christies

    Sale 7817

    The Manolo March Collection From Son Galcerán, Mallorca

    28 - 29 October 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 604

    George Chinnery (1774-1852)

    An architectural study of the ruined façade of St. Paul's Cathedral, Macao

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    George Chinnery (1774-1852)
    An architectural study of the ruined façade of St. Paul's Cathedral, Macao
    with inscription 'A PAGE FROM A G CHINNERY'S NOTEBOOK' (lower centre, overmounted)
    pencil
    5 5/8 x 4 1/8 in. (14.3 x 10 cm.); with a pen and ink drawing by George Cruickshank (1792-1878); a pencil, pen and black ink and watercolour by Thomas Stothard, R.A. (1775-1834); and with a pen and black ink and grey wash drawing by Philip James de Loutherburg, R.A. (1740-1812) (4)


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    In 1825 Chinnery travelled from China to Macao where he settled until his death in 1852.

    There is a slightly larger pencil study by Chinnery of the ruins of St. Paul's Cathedral in the collection of the Museum of Art, Macao, dated 31 September 1835.

    Thomas Esmond Lowinsky (1892-1947) studied at the Slade School of Art and had his first solo show at the Leicester Galleries in 1926. A number of his works are held at Tate, London. During his career he formed a large collection of works by British artists such as Gainsborough, Romney, Fuseli, Palmer and Stubbs.

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    Provenance

    The first Thomas Lowinsky (L. 2420A).
    Anonymous sale, Sotheby's London, 9 October 1996, lot 155 (part).