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Follower of Richard Parkes Bonington
Follower of Richard Parkes Bonington

A view of Abbeville, France, with figures in the foreground, the church of St. Vulfran beyond

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Follower of Richard Parkes Bonington
A view of Abbeville, France, with figures in the foreground, the church of St. Vulfran beyond
oil on board
10 x 8¼ in. (25.4 x 20.9 cm.)
Provenance
Leggatt Brothers, London, where acquired by March 1952.
Literature
'Avenue House, Ampthill, Bedfordshire: The Residence of Professor A.E. Richardson, P.R.A., and Mrs. Richardson', Antique Collector, XXVI, February 1955, p. 8.

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Lot Essay

The collegiate Church of St. Vulfran received the relics of St. Wulfran of Sens from the Comte du Ponthieu in 1058. The same family enriched the building in the 15th century. During the French Revolution the church was turned into a Temple of Reason.

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