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Myles Birket Foster, R.W.S. (1825-1899)
Myles Birket Foster, R.W.S. (1825-1899)

The Old Chairmender

Details
Myles Birket Foster, R.W.S. (1825-1899)
The Old Chairmender
signed with monogram (lower right)
pencil and watercolour heightened with bodycolour and with gum arabic, on paper
16 x 24 1/8 in. (40.6 x 61.3 cm.)
Provenance
with Rayner MacConnal, London.
with MacConnal Mason, London.
Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 7 June 2001, lot 196, where purchased by the present owner.

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Lot Essay

Birket Foster painted a series of watercolours on the subject of The Old Chairmender. A version illustrated in J. Reynolds, Birket Foster, London, 1984, colour plate E, illustrated opposite pl. 89, was printed by The Cavendish Collection and is in the Haworth Art Gallery, Accrington.

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