10 June 2003
William Bromley III (FL. 1835-1888)
Waiting for a bite
signed 'W Bromley' (lower right), and further signed and inscribed 'Waiting for a Bite W.Bromley Howard House 16 Loudoun Road St John's Wood' (on an old label on the reverse)
oil on canvas
14 1/8 x 18¼ in. (35.9 x 46.4 cm.)
with Richard Green, London, by 1987.
Anon. sale; Christie's, London, 13 February 1987, lot 118 (£6000).
Anon. sale; Bonham's, London, 17 March 1994, lot 93 (£5,200).
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
London, Royal Society of British Artists, 1881, no. 271 (£40).
A slightly larger work by Bromley, Knuckle Down, depicting boys playing at marbles, sold in The Forbes sale of Victorian Pictures and Works of Art, Christie's, London, 20 February 2003, lot 250 (£14,340).
No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 17.5% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis
From the Côte d’Azur to the Cayman Islands, 5 exclusive residences looking on to wonderful waterscapes — all from Christie’s International Real Estate
As Christie’s offers 178 works from his personal collection, the illustrator of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory offers us a glimpse of his creative process