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    Sale 5232

    Old Master & British Pictures

    31 October 2007, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 116

    English School, early 19th century

    A view on the Thames at Battersea Reach, with Battersea mill and St. Mary's Church to the right

    Price Realised  

    English School, early 19th century
    A view on the Thames at Battersea Reach, with Battersea mill and St. Mary's Church to the right
    oil on canvas
    20½ x 24 in. (52 x 61 cm.)


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    This view was taken from a bend in the River Thames known as Battersea Reach, by present day Chelsea Harbour. Battersea horizontal mill was designed by Captain Stephen Hooper and built by Thomas Fowler in 1788 for grinding linseed, but was demolished in 1849. St. Mary's stands on one of the earliest known consecrated sites on the south bank of the River Thames, the original structure dating from circa 800 A.D. The building depicted, which still stands today, was completed in 1777.

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