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    Sale 7728

    Victorian and British Impressionist Pictures including Drawings and Watercolours

    4 June 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 39

    Edward Seago, R.W.S., R.B.A (1910-1974)

    Hotel de Ville, Honfleur, France

    Price Realised  

    Edward Seago, R.W.S., R.B.A (1910-1974)
    Hotel de Ville, Honfleur, France
    signed 'Edward Seago' (lower left) and inscribed 'HOTEL DE VILLE-HONFLEUR' (on the reverse); with a preparatory pencil sketch (on the reverse of the sheet)
    pencil and watercolour
    15 3/8 x 22½ in. (39.1 x 57.1 cm.)


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    Seago made frequent painting trip to France after the Second World War. He first arrived in Honfleur in the autumn of 1951. The small town was one of his ports of call as he sailed up the Seine to Paris in his yacht Capricorn. Seago was captivated by Honfleur: seeing it for the first time 'was a moment whose recollection he would always treasure' (E. Seago, With Capricorn to Paris, London, 1956, p. 128). He made several return visits to the little port and recorded its beauty in numerous paintings.

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    Provenance

    with Mandell's Gallery, Norwich. with Richard Green, London.