London, South Kensington
20 January 2010
DOROTHY DAVISON (LATER COOK/WIDDRINGTON) (BRITISH, BORN 1794)
17 x 21½ in. (43.2 x 55 cm.)
Together with three watercolour sketches by the same hand, The Gardens at Fota, Cork; In the Churchyard; and Anglers in a mountainous river landscape the second signed 'Dorothy Davison' (lower right)
four in the lot (4)
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Inventory and Valuation of the contents of Newton Hall, Felton, Morpeth, Northumberland, The Property of Brigadier General B. F. Widdrington, C.M.G., D.S.O., 1925, p. 138.
Dorothy Davison (b. 1794) was the younger daughter of Alexander Davison (1750-1829), government contractor and friend and confident of Admiral Horatio Nelson. She married Captain Samuel Edward Cook R.N. in 1832 and together they assumed the name Widdrington upon the inheritance of the Newton Hall estate.
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