• The Country House Sale - Newto auction at Christies

    Sale 5984

    The Country House Sale - Newton Hall

    20 January 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 253

    CIRCLE OF GEORGE LAMBERT (BRITISH, 1700-1765)

    Drovers and cattle in an extensive landscape

    Price Realised  

    CIRCLE OF GEORGE LAMBERT (BRITISH, 1700-1765)
    Drovers and cattle in an extensive landscape
    oil on canvas
    35 x 48½ in. (89 x 123 cm.)
    In an English 18th century carved and pierced frame, previously gilded and with some later embellishments


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    The flower festooned frame has its Arcadian reed-gadrooned border crowned by the nature deity's fretted shell; while the 'picturesque' border fuses the Elements with its reed pilasters issuing waved, water-bubbled and acanthus-wrapped trusses. With its deity mask, intended to recall the Spring goddess Flora, it relates to a frame pattern issued by the carvers Matthias Lock and Henry Copland in 'A New Book of Ornament, 1752, and reissued by Sayer in 1762 (see E. White, Pictorial Dictionary of British 18th Century Furniture Designs, Woodbridge, 1990, p.327).

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    Literature

    Inventory and Valuation of the contents of Newton Hall, Felton, Morpeth, Northumberland, The Property of Brigadier General B. F. Widdrington, C.M.G., D.S.O., 1925, p. 121.