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    Sale 7435

    British Works on Paper

    21 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 23

    Thomas Hearne (1744-1817)

    Furness Abbey, Lancashire

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    Thomas Hearne (1744-1817)
    Furness Abbey, Lancashire
    signed 'Hearne' (lower right, overmounted)
    pencil and watercolour
    7¼ x 10 in. (18.5 x 25.4 cm.)

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    Furness Abbey is a former Cistercian monastry, which was founded in 1123 by Stephen, Count Blois, and built entirely out of local red sandstone. Hearne visited Furness Abbey during his tour of the Lake District in 1777, in the company of Sir George Beaumont and Joseph Farington. Hearne's careful drawing and fine textual touches are exactly what established him as one of the most charming topographers of the 18th Century. Another watercolour of The West Aspect of Furness Abbey, Cumberland, is in the collection of Dove Cottage and the Wordsworth Museum.

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    Wayland Wells Williams and by descent in the family to the present owner.

    Pre-Lot Text

    Property from the Estate of Cynthia Garstin Blackwell
    Lots 23-28.