27 September 2016,
London, King Street
Price Realised GBP 5,250
George Edwards Hering (London 1805-1879)
Michelangelo's Study, Rome
signed, inscribed and dated 'Michel Angelo's [sic] Study Rome/in its present state 1835/painted by G Hering' (on the reverse)
oil on board
17 ¾ x 13 ¾ in. (45 x 35 cm.); and Stone pines in the Borghese Gardens, Rome, attributed to James Clarke Hook, R.A.
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Both Hering and Hook spent part of their early careers travelling in Europe. Hering first visited Rome in 1929 with his patron Lord Erskine. He then travelled to Constantinople and Smyrna, before returning to Rome where he settled until 1836 when he first exhibited at the Royal Academy. Hook visited the Borghese Gardens with his wife as part of an early visit to Rome on 31 March 1847. There is a sketchbook of drawings from his Italian visit in the collection of the artist's descendants.
This lot is offered without reserve.
(i) George Edwards Hering Studio sale; Christie's, London, 25 April 1881, lot 132 (1 ½ gns to Walker).
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