• Victorian & British Impression auction at Christies

    Sale 7788

    Victorian & British Impressionist Pictures Including Drawings and Watercolours

    16 December 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 61

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

    The Bridge near Dalmally, Argyll, Scotland

    Price Realised  


    Myles Birket Foster, R.W.S (1825-1899)
    The Bridge near Dalmally, Argyll, Scotland
    signed with monogram (lower left)
    pencil and watercolour, heightened with bodycolour and with scratching out on paper
    6½ x 12¾ in. (32.5 x 16.5 cm.)

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    Birket Foster showed Scottish watercolours at the Royal Water-colour Society in almost every year of his thirty-nine years as an exhibitor there. He stayed at a specially converted cottage at Pittlochry, near the Grampian mountains, where he worked on watercolours commissioned from him by dealers, such as the series executed for the Messrs. Tooth in 1869.

    Dalmally is a tranquil village located in Argyll and Bute, Scotland, very near Loch Awe in the south west Highlands.

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    Barford Williamson.
    J. Richardson.
    Anonymous sale; Philips, London, 24 April 1989, lot 126.

    Pre-Lot Text



    Probably London, Royal Society of Painters in Water-colour, Winter 1886-7, no. 347.