5 June 2006
James Sillet (1764-1840)
Study of White Sweetwater grapes; and Study of Black Prince or Alicant grapes (illustrated)
one signed 'J Sillet Delt' (lower right) and further signed and inscribed 'Black Prince or Alicant Grape/from Nature. Septbr. J Sillet Norwich' (on the reverse), one signed and inscribed 'White Sweetwater Grape/from Nature. Septbr/J Sillet.' (on the reverse)
pencil and watercolour
17 3/8 x 13¼ in. (44 x 33.8 cm.); and 17 3/8 x 13 1/8 in. (44 x 33.2 cm.)
a pair (2)
E.D. Levine (+); Sotheby's, London, 12 March 1987, lots 41 and 42, where purchased by Agnew's on behalf of the present owner.
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