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    Sale 7540

    A House on the Wiltshire Downs

    6 March 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 123

    Dame Laura Knight, R.A., R.W.S. (1877-1970)

    Portrait of Master John Walter Wolseley (b. 1938)

    Price Realised  

    Dame Laura Knight, R.A., R.W.S. (1877-1970)
    Portrait of Master John Walter Wolseley (b. 1938)
    Signed 'Laura Knight' (lower left) and inscribed 'MORS EST VITA MIHI' (on the Wolseley coat-of-arms, upper right)
    oil on canvas
    40 x 30 in. (101.6 x 76.2 cm.)


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    The sitter, John Walter Wolseley, was born in Somerset in 1938. An artist who settled in Australia in 1976, he has since travelled the continent extensively, painting the landscape and chronicling both its physical evolution and that of those who dwell within it.

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    Provenance

    John Walter Wolseley, Nettlecombe, Somerset.
    By whom sold to Carlton Hobbs.


    Exhibited

    London, Royal Academy, 1951, no. 171.