8 June 2006
Attributed to William Hodges, R.A. (1744-1797)
Coastal scene with fishermen on a beach in the foreground and sailing boats beyond
oil on canvas
38 x 50 in. (96.5 x 127 cm.)
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William Hodges is known to have painted several coastal scenes on the south coast of England in the 1790s, following his return from India, and the present picture bears close similarities with his painting style.
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On 6 and 7 of December Christie’s will offer almost 400 lots from a collection that includes works by Hals, Van Dyck, Leyster, Snyders and Jan Brueghel the Elder
Offered to benefit a new scholarship initiative from Bennington College, this work distils the unique form of abstraction for which the artist would become famous