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    Sale 5431

    Old Master & British Pictures

    11 July 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 156

    John Laporte (British 1761-1839)

    Rochester from the banks of the Medway with the castle and bridge beyond

    Price Realised  

    John Laporte (British 1761-1839)
    Rochester from the banks of the Medway with the castle and bridge beyond
    signed and indistinctly dated 'J Laporte 1826[?]' (lower centre)
    oil on canvas
    23 x 29 in. (58.5 x 73.8 cm.)


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    Primarily a watercolourist, John Laporte was very much influenced by earlier landscape artists such as Paul Sandby (1725-1809), and a less obvious source of inspiration was Thomas Gainsborough: Laporte published A Collection of Prints Illustrative of English Scenery from the Drawings and Sketches of Thomas Gainsborough, London, 1802, with W.F. Wells.

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