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    Sale 7591

    British Art on Paper

    4 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 95

    Louise Rayner (1831-1924)

    Bridge Street, Chester, with St. Peter's Church and Chester Town Hall in the background

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    Louise Rayner (1831-1924)
    Bridge Street, Chester, with St. Peter's Church and Chester Town Hall in the background
    signed 'Louise Rayner' (lower left)
    pencil and watercolour, heightened with touches of bodycolour
    16 x 22 in. (40.7 x 55.9 cm.)


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    Rayner was born in Matlock, Derbyshire, and spent her early childhood there. She was taught to paint by her father and first exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1852. Her first recorded visit to Chester was in 1869, and in the 1890s she and her sister Margaret lodged together in the city and taught watercolour painting.

    The present watercolour was executed some time between 1869 and 1873 and illustrates the view from the right hand side of Bridge Street facing St. Peter's Church at the Cross, with the spire of the Town Hall in the far distance. The street is bustling with the hubbub of daily life as shoppers and vendors go about their business.

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    Saleroom Notice

    Please note that this watercolour was executed between 1873 and 1879, and not as stated in the catalogue.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A LADY