James Lambert of Lewes (Jevington 1725-1788 Lewes)
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James Lambert of Lewes (Jevington 1725-1788 Lewes)

View of Michelgrove, Sussex, the seat of the Rt. Hon.l Sr. John Shelley, Bart., with racehorses being led out to the gallops

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James Lambert of Lewes (Jevington 1725-1788 Lewes)
View of Michelgrove, Sussex, the seat of the Rt. Hon.l Sr. John Shelley, Bart., with racehorses being led out to the gallops
signed and dated 'Jas. Lambert Delt. 1782' (lower left) and inscribed 'MICHELGROVE Sufsex [sic.] The Seat of the Rt. Hon.l Sr. John Shelley Bart.' (lower centre)
pencil, pen and black ink and watercolour, on paper
12 x 17½ in. (30.5 x 44.5 cm.)
Literature
John H. Farrant, Sussex Archaeological Collections, 1997, vol. 135.
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Lot Essay

A pencil study, dated 1780, for the finished work is with the Sussex Archeological Society, Picture Collection, no. 3506.

Michelgrove was one of the finest houses in Sussex and was home to the Shelley family from the late 15th century to 1800. Built circa 1540 for Sir William Shelley, Justice of the Common Pleas, it was enlarged by Sir John Shelley in the 18th century. Passing into the ownership of the 12th Duke of Norfolk in 1828, it was demolished by him soon afterwards.
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