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FS16: Two Day Fine Art Sale

John William Inchbold [1830-1888] Mountain Scene

Auction Lot FS16/305

John William Inchbold [1830-1888] Mountain scene, figures in a meadow on the foreground signed JW Inchbold bottom right pencil and watercolour heightened with white touches 35.6 x 25.1cm. John William Inchbold [1830-1888]. *Note: One of the most original and sympathetic of the many landscape artists of the Pre-Raphaelite circle. Born in Leeds where he received his initial training, he came to London to study lithography and entered the Royal Academy Schools. His early watercolours are loose and atmospheric, but in the 1850s he came, like so many, under the influence of Ruskin who encourages a more detailed approach and an interest n Alpine subjects. Inchbold paid his first visit to Switzerland on 1856. Other journeys followed, and in the late 1870s, driven by poverty and lack of professional success, he settled in Montreux on Lake Geneva. This remained his base until his death in 1888 and Swiss subjects account for most of his later work. Provenance: Christies sale 3rd June 2004, Lot 28.

John William Inchbold [1830-1888] Mountain Scene (FS16/305) offered in our Two Day Fine Sale starting on 31st October 2012 at our salerooms in Exeter, Devon.

Lot Description

John William Inchbold [1830-1888] Mountain scene, figures in a meadow on the foreground signed JW Inchbold bottom right pencil and watercolour heightened with white touches 35.6 x 25.1cm. John William Inchbold [1830-1888]. *Note: One of the most original and sympathetic of the many landscape artists of the Pre-Raphaelite circle. Born in Leeds where he received his initial training, he came to London to study lithography and entered the Royal Academy Schools. His early watercolours are loose and atmospheric, but in the 1850s he came, like so many, under the influence of Ruskin who encourages a more detailed approach and an interest n Alpine subjects. Inchbold paid his first visit to Switzerland on 1856. Other journeys followed, and in the late 1870s, driven by poverty and lack of professional success, he settled in Montreux on Lake Geneva. This remained his base until his death in 1888 and Swiss subjects account for most of his later work. Provenance: Christies sale 3rd June 2004, Lot 28.

Price Realised

£600

Department

Pictures

Fine Art Knowledge Base

Sale Information

FS16: Two Day Fine Art Sale
Wednesday, 31st October 2012
Thursday, 1st November 2012

Okehampton Street, Exeter

This lot will be sold after 2:30pm on Wednesday, 31st October 2012 as part of the Pictures section of the sale.

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