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    Sale 12309

    Victorian, Pre-Raphaelite & British Impressionist Art, Maritime Art, Sporting & Wildlife Art

    7 July 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 101

    Sidney Richard Percy (1821-1886)

    The hills near Port Madoc

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    Sidney Richard Percy (1821-1886)
    The hills near Port Madoc
    signed and indistinctly dated 'SR Percy 1861[?]' (lower left) and inscribed 'Hills near Port Madoc' (on the reverse)
    oil on canvas
    14 1/8 x 23 1/8 in. (35.9 x 58.8 cm.)


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    This striking view, showing a storm clearing from the West over the Welsh hills, demonstrates Percy's abilities as a painter of the dramatic and picturesque. Percy was an observant rather than a fanciful artist and it is probable that he had witnessed this scene, which is located not far from where he and his family spent many summer holidays.

    We are grateful to Michael Knowles, O.B.E., for his assistance in preparing this catalogue entry.

    Provenance

    Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 25 January 1974, lot 88.
    Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 28 March 2007, lot 135.