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    Sale 5281

    The Sunday Sale

    9 December 2007, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 165

    MICHAEL 'ANGELO' ROOKER, A.R.A (BRITISH, 1743-1801)

    Battle Abbey Gate, Sussex; and Casars Tower and Kenilworth Castle, Warwickshire

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    MICHAEL 'ANGELO' ROOKER, A.R.A (BRITISH, 1743-1801)
    Battle Abbey Gate, Sussex; and Casars Tower and Kenilworth Castle, Warwickshire
    The first signed 'MR (linked)ooker' (lower right); the second signed 'MR (linked)ooker' (lower left)
    watercolour
    15 1/8 x 22¼ in. (38.4 x 56.5 cm.)
    a pair (2)


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    The two scenes offered in this lot were most likely painted in the late 1780s and early 1790s, during one of Rooker's regular walking tours across Wales and the Southern English counties, particularly Norfolk, Suffolk, Warwickshire and Somerset. Kenilworth Castle, Warwickshire is one of at least half a dozen views of this subject by Rooker, four of which were exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1794. Rooker also painted several versions of Battle Abbey Gate, Sussex; a very similar watercolour to the one offered here was exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1792.

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