7 June 2001
William Pars, A.R.A. (1742-1782)
View of Twickenham and the River Thames from Strawberry Hill, London
signed, inscribed and dated 'View of the road, the Thames, & town of Twickenham/from the great bedchamber/at Strawberry-hill/by Mr Pars 1772.' (on the reverse of the mount)
pencil, pen and black ink and watercolour, on the original wash-line mount
13 x 9¾ in. (33 x 24.8 cm.)
Formerly from the Collection of Eric H. L. Sexton.
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The engraving of the present watercolour is illustrated in H. Walpole, Description of the Villa at Strawberry Hill, 1784, opposite p. 72.
The view is down onto what was the Hampton Court Road to the obelisk at the junction with Cross Deep.
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