Shaw Hall, Lancashire, from the North East by Anthony Devis

This watercolour is one of the earliest known works signed and dated by the artist.

Details

Medium:
Pen & watercolour
Dimensions:
31 x 50 cm
Art Fund grant:
£560 ( Total: £2,250)
Acquired in:
1996
Vendor:
Michael Fulda, Fulda Gallery

It is a fine topographical study in full watercolour and is inscribed on the reverse in the artist's hand. It was clearly intended as a specific and accurate topographical record of Shaw Hall and its gardens, showing the hall, ancillary buildings, and (to the right of the group) the stables. Now only the stables remain.

Provenance

Shaw Hall, 1767 (as part of a portfolio of 4 atercolours and two title pages); almost certainly in the sale of the contents of Worden Hall in 1948; with H Bradfer-Lawrence in 1950.