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    Sale 7719

    The Irish and Sporting Art Sale

    8 May 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 19

    John Wilson (1774-1885)

    A hawking party

    Price Realised  


    John Wilson (1774-1885)
    A hawking party
    signed and dated 'wilson/1824-/dublin'
    oil on canvas, unframed
    46 x 52¼ in. (116.8 x 132.7 cm.)

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    John Wilson, who was a pupil of John Norie and Alexander Nasmyth, taught drawing at Montrose where he painted landscapes, later establishing himself in London where he exhibited his work from 1807 until his death and he was one of the founders of the Society of British Artists. This picture makes it clear that he visited Dublin in 1824 but there is no record of the nature of his stay in Ireland.

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    The Countess of Dartmouth, 3 May 1940, lot 9 (13 gns. to Walters).
    Messrs. Hutchinson & Co (Publishers) Ltd, their sale; Christie's, London, 14 December 1951, lot 180 (16gns to Schidloff).