11 June 1999
Julius Caesar Ibbetson (1759-1817)
View of Harrow from Kilburn
oil on canvas
20 x 26 in. (51.3 x 66 cm.)
in a carved and gilded frame
Dr. R.E. Hemphill, Bristol.
Anon. sale, Christie's, 13 July 1984, lot 72 (sold 3,800).
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Bristol, City Art Gallery, on loan, no. 842a.
This picture is a version of the work exhibited by Ibbetson at the Royal Academy in 1787, no.142 (see M.R. Clay, Julius Caesar Ibbetson, 1948, p.14).
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