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James Ward, R.A. (London 1769-1859 Cheshunt)
Property from the Holdings of the Ford Foundation
James Ward, R.A. (London 1769-1859 Cheshunt)

Rocky, coastal landscape, Flintshire, Wales,

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James Ward, R.A. (London 1769-1859 Cheshunt)
Rocky, coastal landscape, Flintshire, Wales,
signed with monogram 'JWD. RA' (lower right) and inscribed 'Mostyn Octr. 25. 1823. Burnt Rock' and further inscribed in the artist's shorthand (along the lower margin)
pencil and watercolor
8 ¾ x 14 3/8 in. (22 x 36.5 cm.)
Provenance
with Agnew's, London, where acquired by the Ford Foundation in December 1966.

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Lot Essay

The inscription 'Moyston' probably refers to Ward's patron, Sir Thomas Moyston, who the artist visited in Wales, in October and November 1823 and again in 1824, where he was working on equestrian commissions for his client. Moyston sat as Member of Parliament from 1799 until his death in 1831, however, he was better known for his prowess on the hunting field and as a keen racing enthusiast. In 1824 Ward exhibited Portrait of Princess Royal, Moyston's celebrated racing mare at the Royal Academy and the following year, he exhibited another portrait group depicting Moyston's Brood Mares.

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