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Samuel Jackson (Bristol 1794-1869)
Samuel Jackson (Bristol 1794-1869)

Study in Leigh Woods, Bristol

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Samuel Jackson (Bristol 1794-1869) Study in Leigh Woods, Bristol numbered '5' (lower right) and with inscription in G.W. Braikenridge’s hand: 'Study in Leigh Woods/Jackson' (verso) watercolour heightened with bodycolour and scratching out 11 7/8 x 17 ¾ in. (29.9 x 45.1 cm.)
Provenance
George Weare Braikenridge (1775-1856).
Alderman James Fuller Eberle circa 1900 and by descent to
Mrs J.F. Shore.
with Suzi Quadrat, Clifton, Bristol.
Exhibited
Bristol City Art Gallery, The Watercolours of Samuel Jackson, April-May 1986, no. 38.

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Born in Bristol, Jackson was a drawing teacher and one of the leading artists of the Bristol School. Leigh Woods was a popular sketching area for Bristol artists in the early 19th Century, and was depicted by William Müller (1812-1845) and Francis Danby (1793-1861) among others. This watercolour belonged to George Weare Braikenridge (1775-1856), a Bristol antiquary and collector who commissioned hundreds of views of Bristol and the surrounding area in the 1820s. For more on his collection, much of which is now in Bristol City Art Gallery, see Sheena Stoddard, Bristol before the Camera: The City in 1820-30 – Watercolours and Drawings from the Braikenridge Collection, 2001.

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