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    Sale 11787

    Old Master & British Drawings

    5 July 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 105

    Richard Parkes Bonington (Nottingham 1802-1828 London)

    Fishermen in a stormy sea, Le Crotoy, Picardie, Northern France

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    Richard Parkes Bonington (Nottingham 1802-1828 London)
    Fishermen in a stormy sea, Le Crotoy, Picardie, Northern France
    signed 'R P Bonington' (lower left, on the side of the boat)
    pencil and watercolour with scratching out
    8 x 10 3/8 in. (20.4 x 26.4 cm.)


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    The present drawing shows the same view, but taken from the middle of the estuary, as in Newton Fielding's aquatint after Bonington for J.F. Ostervald's Excursions sur les côtes et dans les ports de France (see P. Noon, Richard Parkes Bonington, exhibition catalogue, New Haven, 1992, pp. 98-99, no. 14). It is similar in style and technique and must date from the same period, 1823-5.

    Provenance

    Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 12 November 1996, lot 49.
    with The Bridge Gallery, Southampton.


    Literature

    G. Bauer, The Eloquence of Colour - The Genius of Bonington's Contemporaries, Paris, 2003, pl. 64.
    P. Noon, Richard Parkes Bonington, the complete paintings, New Haven and London, 2008, p. 136, no. 76.