• Victorian & British Impression auction at Christies

    Sale 7788

    Victorian & British Impressionist Pictures Including Drawings and Watercolours

    16 December 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 9

    Sir Alfred James Munnings, P.R.A., R.W.S., (1878-1959)

    When the wind blows cold

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Sir Alfred James Munnings, P.R.A., R.W.S., (1878-1959)
    When the wind blows cold
    signed and dated 'A. J. Munnings/1910' (lower left) and inscribed 'When the wind blows cold.' (on the reverse)
    watercolour and bodycolour on paper
    8¼ x 10¾ in. (30 x 27.3 cm.)


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    The present watercolour is a forerunner of the sheep pictures that Munnings executed on Exmoor, continuing his preoccupation with cold wet or snowy paintings at this time (perhaps experimenting with this cold dreary atmosphere and its muted and limited colour palette).

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    Provenance

    Purchased from the artist by Col. F.E. Walter, Thorpe Market, Norfolk and thence by descent to the present owner.


    Pre-Lot Text

    The Property of the Estate of the Late Mrs M.A. Griffin, Sold by Order of the Executors.