London, South Kensington
30 October 2014
THE PROPERTY OF A LADY OF TITLE (LOTS 113-118)
A view of Hornby Castle, Yorkshire, with an angler and cattle on the banks of the river Wenning
signed 'J Miller.' (lower left,)
oil on canvas
17 1/3 x 24 in. (43.5 x 61.1 cm.)
By descent through the Dukes of Leeds, Hornby Castle, Yorkshire, to the present owner.
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Hornby Castle, Catalogue of Pictures, London, 1898, p. 25, no. 297, in the Study.
Historical and descriptive catalogue of pictures belonging to His Grace The Duke of Leeds, London, 1902, p. 87, no. 297, in the Study.
Hornby Castle is the seat of the Dukes of Leeds. Originally built in the 13th century, it occupies a position overlooking the village of Hornby in the Lune Valley, in a curve of the River Wenning. The central keep tower dates back to 1512 but the house was rebuilt c.1820 in early Victorian style with splendid ornate ceilings and carved wood panelling.
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