10 June 2003
William Frederick Witherington, R.A. (1785-1865)
The peasant from his toil, returned, a-field,
Now, leaning o'er the cottage hatch, beheld
In smiles, his younger born and fair-haired child
Luring with half-rais'd porringer of milk
That fearless hearted-bird with scarlet breast!
oil on canvas
30 x 25¼ in. (76.2 x 64.1 cm.)
with N. Mitchell, London.
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
London, Royal Academy, 1825, no. 207.
The source of the quotation has not been identified. It is given as 'MS' in the Royal Academy catalogue, possibly meaning 'manuscript', or perhaps indicated the initials of the poet.
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
Looking back on a week of auctions featuring masterworks representing some of the greatest collections assembled in the United States
Explore key British artists from the 19th century to the present day, to be offered across four sales of Modern British Art and British Impressionism this November at Christie’s London.