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William Andrews Nesfield, O.W.S. (1793-1881)
William Andrews Nesfield, O.W.S. (1793-1881)

Loch Fad, Isle of Bute

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William Andrews Nesfield, O.W.S. (1793-1881)
Loch Fad, Isle of Bute
pencil and watercolour with gum arabic heightened with touches of white and with scratching out
10 x 14 1/8 in. (25.4 x 35.9 cm.)
Provenance
Anon. sale, Sotheby's London, 14 April 1994, lot 485 (to the present owner).
Exhibited
London, Old Water-Colour Society, 1836, no. 32.

Lot Essay

The present watercolour depicts the house of the late Edmund Kean (1787-1833), the maverick actor who retired to Bute The mountains of Arran can be seen in the distance.
Nesfield's watercolours are among the most intelligent pastiches after Turner. A retired army officer, he devoted himself full time to painting in 1816.
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