London, South Kensington
7 April 2009
John William North, A.R.A., R.W.S. (1842-1924)
Spring in a western orchard
signed with intials and dated 'J.W. North A.R.A. 1904' (lower right)
watercolour with gum arabic and scratching out
18½ x 24 3/8 in. (47 x 61.9 cm.)
with Agnew's, London.
Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 18 November, lot 176, as 'Figures by a Farm Pond'.
Miss Sylvia Aldburgham; Sotheby's, Belgravia, 29 June 1976, lot 290, as 'The Apple Tree'.
with Abbott and Holder, London, 1976.
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London, Old Watercolour Society, Summer 1899, no.92, subtitled 'Far from the Smoke of the Town'
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