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    Sale 11787

    Old Master & British Drawings

    5 July 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 103

    Richard Parkes Bonington (Nottingham 1802-1828 London)

    View on the Seine with the ruins of Jumièges Abbey beyond, France

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    Richard Parkes Bonington (Nottingham 1802-1828 London)
    View on the Seine with the ruins of Jumièges Abbey beyond, France
    watercolour
    5 ½ x 8 7/8 in. (14 x 22.6 cm.)


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    The Bonington family moved from Calais to Paris to establish a shop in the Autumn or Winter of 1818. He continued to sketch in Paris and the outskirts until commencing on his first tour of Normandy in the Autumn of 1821. The present drawing is similar in style and palette to Paris from the Père Lachaise Cemetery, see P. Noon, Richard Parkes Bonington, the complete paintings, New Haven and London, 2008, p. 90, no. 16.

    We are grateful to Patrick Noon for confirming the location and date of circa 1821 for the present work.