24 November 1998,
Price realised GBP 2,875
GBP 2,500 - GBP 3,500
George Arthur Fripp, R.W.S. (1813-1896)
Amiens from the river, France
signed and dated 'G A Fripp./1846' (lower right, on the side of the bridge)
pencil and watercolour, with scratching out
13.5/8 x 19¾ in. (34.6 x 50.2 cm.)
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Fripp was the grandson of Nicholas Pocock, O.W.S. (1740-1821) and trained under Samuel Jackson (1794-1869), starting his career as a portrait painter in Bristol. Fripp undertook a tour of the continent from 1834 to 1835 in the company of William James Muller (1812-1845), see lot 99.
with Michael Bryan, London.
The town depicted in this watercolour is Basel, Switzerland, showing the Mittlere Brcke and St. Martin's Kirche, and not Amiens as described in the catalogue.
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