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A Backwater of the Severn (Landscape with Figures resting by a Lake) (River: Boys fishing)
Newport Museum and Art Gallery
Richard Wilson (1713/14-1782)
A Backwater of the Severn (Landscape with Figures resting by a Lake) (River: Boys fishing)
c.1768 (undated)
Oil on canvas
35.6 x 45 cm
14 x 17 3/4 in.
P188A
Three figures are seen on a river-bank, one boy fishing, one lying down and a girl standing, with trees and a wooden fence opposite on the right and landscape in the background
Probably Paul Guillaume Gallery, London, October 1929; Thos. Agnew & Sons Ltd, Annual Exhibition at the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists, 3-15 October 1938
Harald Bendixson; Anon sale, Christie's 21 December 1928 (135) bt Spink (£273); with Spink & Son, Ltd, 5-7, King Street, London S.W.1; sold to Knoedler & Co., 15 Old Bond Street London W.1, 12 February 1930 (#1073); with Agnews; bought by Newport Corporation Art Gallery, 1939
Unsigned; no inscription
E62 William Pengree Sherlock after Wilson, Landscape with three Figures on a River-bank, one fishing, The British Museum [in reverse]
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Art News, vol. 27, March 1929; WGC, p. 183, pl. 49a