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Property from the Collection of the late Martin Whiteley Esq.
Martin Whiteley (1931-1984), House Master of Holland House, Eton College was an avid collector of English watercolours. He enjoyed teaching his boys, pupils and options students about watercolours. Sharing his own collection and using other bequests to Eton College, such as those of Alan Pilkington's (1890-1973). His bequest to the college after his early death made a significant contribution to the college's collection, particularly in the area of topographical watercolours. For examples of other drawings from the Collection exhibited at Christie's see A Genius for Watercolour, Watercolours from the Eton College Collection, January 2003, nos. 6,8,11,24-5,28, 31-2,50-1,56 and 64.