London, South Kensington
4 June 2008
JOHN DEARMAN BIRCHALL, SEN. (BRITISH, 1828-1897)
The interior of the morning room at Bowden Hall, Upton St. Leonards, Gloucestershire
watercolour and bodycolour
9½ x 14 in. (24.1 x 35.6 cm.)
In a verre églomisé mount
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C.Plante, Inside Out: Historic Watercolour Drawings, Oil sketches and Paintings of Interiors and Exteriors 1770-1870, London, 2000, no. 52.
John Birchall Dearman, a wealthy clothing manufacturer, lived in Bowden Hall during the later part of the 19th century. He was a collector of blue and white porcelain and a patron of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood.
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