• Victorian & British Impression auction at Christies

    Sale 7788

    Victorian & British Impressionist Pictures Including Drawings and Watercolours

    16 December 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 82

    Sir Robert Ponsonby Staples, Bt. (1853-1943)

    A view of West Carriage Drive, Hyde Park, looking onto the Coalbrookdale Gate

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    Sir Robert Ponsonby Staples, Bt. (1853-1943)
    A view of West Carriage Drive, Hyde Park, looking onto the Coalbrookdale Gate
    signed with monogram
    oil on canvas
    19 x 29 in. (48.2 x 73.7 cm.)


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    The Coalbrookdale Gate, marking the boundary between Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens adjacent to the Albert Memorial, was made by the Coalbrookdale Company, Shropshire, in time for the Great Exhibition of 1851. Sir Robert Ponsonby Staples was a Kensington resident: by 1886 he was living in Warwick Gardens, and by 1896 he had moved closer to the parks at Hornton Street.

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    Provenance

    with Leggatt Brothers, Cornhill Street, by 1910.