3 June 2004
John Middleton (1827-1856)
The timber yard
signed and dated 'JMiddleton/Sept.1847.' (lower left)
pencil and watercolour
12 5/8 x 18¼ in. (32 x 46.3 cm.)
Mrs Lavinia Moxey; Christie's, London, 19 July 1937, lot 68 (unsold).
Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 11 July 1989, lot 166.
with Spink-Leger, London.
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Norwich Castle Museum, Exhibition of 'Norwich School' Pictures, 1927, no. 224, lent by J.E. Moxey, Esq., Framlingham Hall, Norwich.
Andrew Moore observes in The Norwich School of Artists, Norfolk, 1985, p. 144, that '1847 proved to be the annus mirabilis of Middleton's career' and it was the first year in which he exhibited at the Royal Academy.
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