• Old Master & 19th Century Pain auction at Christies

    Sale 5860

    Old Master & 19th Century Paintings, Drawings & Watercolours

    11 December 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 392

    Thomas Sunderland (Kirby Lonsdale 1744-1828 Littlecroft)

    View of Ullswater with Place Fell to the right and the bridge over Goldrill Beck in the foreground, Lake District

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    Thomas Sunderland (Kirby Lonsdale 1744-1828 Littlecroft)
    View of Ullswater with Place Fell to the right and the bridge over Goldrill Beck in the foreground, Lake District
    pencil and watercolour with scratching out
    14 5/8 x 20¼ in. (37.2 x 51.4 cm.)


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    The present drawing was formerly attributed to John Robert Cozens (1752-1797), whose pupil Sunderland was and with whom Cozens almost certainly stayed with on his visit to the Lake District. Stylistically it is close to the work of Cozens and can be compared to The Head of Ullswater with Paterdale Lodge, Yale Center for British Art, see A. Wilton, The Art of Alexander and John Robert Cozens, New Haven, 1980, no. 164, pl. 57, which provides a link between Sunderland's characteristic work and the more elborate Cozens's inspired technique of the present lot.

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    Provenance

    Anonymous sale; Phillips, London, 7 November 1995, lot 8, as by John Robert Cozens, where purchased by the present owner.