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Sidney Richard Percy (1821-1886)
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Sidney Richard Percy (1821-1886)

Near Ambleside, Westmorland

Details
Sidney Richard Percy (1821-1886)
Near Ambleside, Westmorland
signed and dated 'S R Percy/1873' (lower left)
oil on canvas
9 1/8 x 15 in. (23.2 x 38.1 cm.)
Provenance
Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 24 October 1980, lot 18 (as a pair with lot 248).
with Richard Green, London.
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VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price and at 15% on the buyer's premium

Lot Essay

This view of Ambleside is typical of the Lakeland Fells. Percy first visited the area in the late 1840s. Though not painted as a pair to Loch Tay, Perthshire (lot 248), the present lot shares identical measurements and belongs to the same group of cabinet-sized pictures produced by Percy at the time. These views, depicting views of Scotland and the Lake District, proved immensely popular. They are now relatively rare.

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