London, South Kensington
24 August 2005
John William North (British, 1842-1924)
The Isle of Avalon. 'The apple isle or fortunate, men do it rightly call'
Camden's Britannia, Somersetshire, 1610.
oil on paper laid on canvas
35 x 42 in. (88.8 x 106.7 cm.)
Sold with a letter from the artist to Albert Wood, dated 17 November 1911.
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Purchased from the artist by William Connal, 23 Berkeley Square, London.
Connal's sale; Christie's, London, 14 March 1908, lot 65 (75 gns. to Wallis).
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