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    Sale 5880

    Victorian and British Impressionist Pictures including Drawings and Watercolours

    22 July 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 174

    William Clarkson Stanfield, R.A. (1793-1869)

    The burning of the Anchor Brewery, 1832

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    William Clarkson Stanfield, R.A. (1793-1869)
    The burning of the Anchor Brewery, 1832
    oil on canvas
    33 x 48½ in. (83.7 x 123.3 cm.)


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    The origins of a brewery in Southwark date back to the early 17th Century and by the early 19th Century the Anchor Brewery had been enlarged considerably, when the majority was destroyed by fire in 1832. A prominent landmark along the South Bank, this would have been quite a spectacle, and has been used as a subject by Stanfield to considerable dramatic effect in the present lot.

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