11 June 2004
William Frederick Witherington, R.A. (1785-1865)
The midday rest
signed and indistinctly dated 'W.F.Witherington 18' (lower left) and further signed and inscribed 'W.F.Witherington N 2' (on the reverse)
oil on canvas
34 3/8 x 45½ in. (87.3 x 115.5 cm.)
with Vokins, London.
with William Rodman, Belfast.
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