5 June 2003
Anthony Vandyke Copley Fielding, P.O.W.S. (1787-1855)
An extensive view of Greenwich, London
with signature and date 'Copley Fielding 1821' (lower centre)
pencil, pen and brown ink, watercolour and gum arabic with scratching out
22 x 43 3/8 in. (55.8 x 110.1 cm.)
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Probably, London, Old Water-Colour Society, 1821, no. 109.
Bournemouth, Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum as 'London from Greenwich Park', catalogue untraced.
The scale and finish of the present watercolour clearly indicates that is was intended as an exhibition piece. The date on the present watercolour may record the exhibition date, in 1821 Copley Fielding exhibited two view of London and Greenwich, no. 83 entitled A Scene in Greenwich Park and no. 109, London from Greenwich, which may be the present watercolour.
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