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    Sale 7728

    Victorian and British Impressionist Pictures including Drawings and Watercolours

    4 June 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 17

    Myles Birket Foster, R.W.S. (1825-1899)

    Harvest Time

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Myles Birket Foster, R.W.S. (1825-1899)
    Harvest Time
    signed with monogram (lower left)
    pencil and watercolour heightened with bodycolour
    23 1/8 x 34 7/8 in. (58.6 x 88.7 cm.)


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    Rural England was the inspiration for much of Birket Foster's work. In 1863 he moved to Witley in Surrey. Here he executed many watercolours depicting rustic pastimes. In the present watercolour an idyllic harvest scene is depicted. The straw has been cut and bound into stooks which are now being loaded onto a cart. The warm haze of summer dominates the scene.

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    Provenance

    The Property of P. J. Dearden; Sotheby's, London, 27 March 1973, lot 30.
    with Richard Green, London.