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    Sale 5410

    The Sunday Sale

    20 April 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 198


    Price Realised  


    Figures by a cottage in a river landscape; and The afternoon rest, harvesting wheat
    each signed with initials (lower right) and further signed and indistinctly inscribed 'Walter Williams/Florence Villa Lonsdale Road/Barnes Surrey' (on the reverse of each stretcher)
    10 x 8 in. (25.5 x 20.3 cm.)
    a pair (2)

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    Edward Williams, a widely respected landscape painter, had six sons who were all highly accomplished Victorian landscape artists. As a result of the Williams' financial success and artistic acclaim, Edward moved the family into the comfortable and then somewhat more rural Barnes area of Surrey in 1846. The family rapidly came to be known as the Williams School, and even occasionally, the Barnes School of Artists during the height of their renown between the late 1830s and 1870s. As the youngest member, Alfred Walter Williams continued to develop the School's rural landscape painting traditions, consequently securing the family's legacy as one of the most successful of any Victorian group of artists.

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    No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 15% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.
    This lot will be removed to an off-site warehouse at the close of business on the day of sale - 2 weeks free storage


    with The Cider House Galleries, Surrey.