4 June 2008
Peter de Wint, O.W.S. (1784-1849)
A bridge over a river with a windmill beyond, Lincolnshire
pencil and watercolour
10 5/8 x 12 5/8 in. (27 x 32.1 cm.)
Dr J. Percy (L. 1504).
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A version of the present watercolour, showing the windmill at a different time of day without the approaching storm, was sold as part of the Pryor Collection, Sotheby's, London, 4 July 2002, lot 387.
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