14 July 1998,
Price realised GBP 1,495
GBP 1,000 - GBP 1,500
Thomas Hearne (1744-1817)
The Gateway to Framlingham Castle, Suffolk
pencil, grey wash
7 x 9 in. (17.8 x 24.2 cm.)
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Hong Kong +852 2760 1766
Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766
This grey-wash drawing is in keeping with the watercolours Hearne produced for the engraved plates of The Antiquities of Great Britain, produced between 1777 and 1781 in conjunction with the engraver William Byrne. A further view of Framlingham Castle depicting the entire castle was engraved for the publication. It has not been possible to ascertain whether the present watercolour was also engraved.
L.R. Abel Smith (+); Sotheby's London, 13 January 1972, lot 85 (414).
London, Colnaghi, English Drawings, Watercolours and Paintings, November-December 1973.
Our dedicated online sale of prints by the Chinese-born French artist reveals how his styles and themes evolved across five decades
Discover how we’ve brought to life the mysterious world of this important, early Surrealist work from 1926 — offered in London on 27 February