11 July 1997
Robert Salmon (1775-1842)
A London Street Scene
signed with initials and dated 'R.S 1804' (lower right)
oil on panel
10¼ x 14½ in. (26 x 36.8 cm.)
with Frost & Reed, London, 1952.
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The fear of invasion from France was at its peak in 1803-4, and the group of men in the right-hand foreground may be connected with the mushrooming of volunteer militia in London at the time.
The illustrations in the catalogue for lots 25 and 26 have been transposed.
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