• Old Masters and 19th Century A auction at Christies

    Sale 7842

    Old Masters and 19th Century Art

    30 April 2010, London, King Street

  • Lot 60

    Samuel Scott (London c. 1702-1772 Bath)

    A view of Covent Garden Piazza, London, looking west, with Saint Paul's, Covent Garden, the so-called 'Actor's Church'

    Price Realised  

    Samuel Scott (London c. 1702-1772 Bath)
    A view of Covent Garden Piazza, London, looking west, with Saint Paul's, Covent Garden, the so-called 'Actor's Church'
    oil on canvas
    22½ x 37 7/8 in. (57.2 x 96.2 cm.)


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    Provenance

    (Probably) The artist's studio sale, Langford's, The Great Piazza, Covent Garden, London, 13 January 1773, as part of lot 28, 'Scott. Two Sketches of Covent Garden'.
    Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 22 November 1967, lot 1 (£160 to Marumo).
    Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, by whom given to the late owner in the early 1970s.


    Literature

    R. Kingzett, 'A Catalogue of the Works of Samuel Scott', Walpole Society, 1980-82, p. 75, no. C.


    Exhibited

    London, South London Art Gallery, Drawing towards Painting. Samuel Scott, c. 1702-1772, 1978, no. 4.