• The Sunday Sale - The Collecti auction at Christies

    Sale 5934

    The Sunday Sale - The Collection of the Late Christopher Wood

    8 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 112

    Thomas Stothard, R.A. (1755-1834)

    Venus rising

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Thomas Stothard, R.A. (1755-1834)
    Venus rising
    signed and dated 'T. Stothard 1814' (lower left)
    pen and brown ink and watercolour heightened with white
    12 x 9 in. (30.5 x 22.8 cm.)


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    In A. C. Coxhead's illustrated monograph on Thomas Stothard, R.A (London, 1906) he describes the miniature publications produced by Pickering in the mid 1820's for which Thomas Stothard designed frontispieces: 'Catullus, Tibullus and Propertius has a group of nymphs and fauns; Horace has a picture of Venus stepping from a shell, attended by young sea-gods, cupids flutter in the air above her head.' (p. 214).

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    No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 15% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.
    This lot will be removed to an off-site warehouse at the close of business on the day of sale - 2 weeks free storage


    Provenance

    Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 24 March 1964, lot 209.
    F.R. Meatyard, Kent.
    The Hon. John Stourton.
    Anonymous sale, Christie's, London, 29 October 1968, lot 92.
    Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 3 October 2007, lot 1363.