• Ben Venue from Loch Achray, Scotland -
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    signed lower left: Copley Fielding
    watercolour over pencil heightened with bodycolour
    29.5 by 42cm., 11 1/2 by 16 1/2 inches
  • View of Snowdon from the Head of the Valley, above Capel Curig, Caernarvonshire -
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    signed lower left: Copley Fielding/1844

    watercolour over pencil heightened with bodycolour, scratching out and stopping out

    58.9 by 87.8cm., 23 by 34 1/2 inches

     

    Provenance:

    John Martin, 14 Berkeley Square, London, bought for 12 gns, 1845;

    With Frost and Reed, London;

    Anonymous sale, Christie?s 14th June 1983, lot 93;

    Allan Jacobs Gallery, London;

    Private Collection

     

    Exhibited:

    Society of Painters in Water-colours, 1845, no.157

  • Naworth Castle, Cumberland -
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    signed lower right: Copley Fielding 1855

    watercolour heightened with bodycolour, stopping out, scratching out and gum arabic

    30.4 by 40.8cm., 12 by 16 inches

     

    Provenance:

    John Hick, 1860s;

    Private Collection, Sussex

     

    Exhibited:

    Manchester, Exhibition of Art Treasures, May 1857, no.10;

    London, International Exhibition, 1862, no.63;

    Leeds, National Exhibition of Works of Art, 1868, no.16

     

    Naworth Castle is two miles north-east of Brampton in Cumbria. The castle was originally built by the Dacre family in the thirteenth century and passed into the hands of the Howard family of Castle Howard, through marriage, in the 1560s. Charles Howard was ennobled by Charles II on the restoration of the monarchy in 1660 as the Earl of Carlisle. He amassed an enormous fortune as governor of Jamaica which enabled his grandson, the third Earl, to build Castle Howard. Castle Howard became the main residence of the Earls of Carlisle and in 1844 a fire destroyed most of Naworth Castle. Reconstruction began in the 1850s and this watercolour shows it in its restored state in 1855. George James Howard, the 9th Earl (1843-1911), an amateur artist and patron of the Arts, lived at Naworth and entertained many important artistic figures of the period.

  • Near Cuckfield, Sussex -
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    signed lower left: Copley Fielding 1845

    watercolour heightened with bodycolour, stopping out, scratching out and gum arabic

    25.8 by 36.3cm., 10 by 14 ? inches

     

    Copley Fielding moved from London to Brighton in 1829 and exhibited a large number of views on the South Downs from then until his death. He exhibited a number of views taken at or near Cuckfield at the Royal Watercolour Society in 1845 and 1846.


    Cuckfield is two miles west of Haywards Heath and fourteen miles north of  Brighton.

  • View on the Downs near Worthing, Cissbury Hill seen through a Shower -
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    signed lower right: Copley Fielding

    watercolour heightened with bodycolour, stopping out, scratching out and gum arabic

    26.7 by 40.1cm., 10 ? by 15 ? inches

     

    Provenance:

    With Thos. Agnews & Son Ltd., 1970s;

    Private collection until 2009

     

    Exhibited:

    London, Society of Painters in Water-colours, 1839, no.294

     

    This is a view looking north from Worthing towards Cissbury Ring which is an Iron Age hillfort three miles north of the town. High Salvington windmill is on the top of the hill to the left ? it was a postmill built in 1740 which ceased working in 1897 but has recently been restored.

  • Ben Lomond seen from near the Head of Loch Lomond, Scotland -
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    Signed lower right: Copley Fielding 1833

    Watercolour heightened with bodycolour, stopping out, scratching out and gum arabic

    40.7 by 57.2 cm., 16 by 22 ? inches

     

    Provenance:

    With Michael Bryan, London;

    Private Collection, U.K.

     

    Exhibited:

    London, Society of Painters in Water-colours, 1834, no.158

     

    This is a view looking south down Loch Lomond taken from near the village of Ardlui.

  • `Distant View of the Cumberland Mountains, Skiddaw & C. from near Carlisle’ -
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    Signed lower centre: Copley Fielding/1853 and inscribed with title verso

    Watercolour over pencil heightened with bodycolour and stopping out 

    30.2 by 42.7 cm., 11 ¾ by 16 ¾ inches

     

    Provenance:

    Bought from Michael Bryan, January 1986;

    Private Collection, UK, until 2013

     

    Exhibited:

    London, Society of Painters in Water-colours, 1853, no. 269

      

    This is an unusual view of the mountains of the Lake District, taken from the north, so it would only have been seen by travellers continuing on to or returning from Scotland.

  • The Head of Loch Etive, Argyllshire -
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    Signed lower right: Copley Fielding 1842

    Watercolour over pencil heightened with scratching out and gum arabic

    20.3 by 30.5 cm., 8 by 12 inches.

     

    Provenance:

    With Thomas Deans Fine Art, USA;

    With Andrew Wyld

     

    Exhibited:

    London, Society of Painters in Watercolours, 1842, no. 282

     

    Loch Etive is a long Loch which enters the sea at Connel north of Oban on the west coast of Scotland. This is a view looking north-east to the head of the loch with Ben Trilleachan on the left.

  • Deer in Woodland -
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    Signed lower centre: Copley Fielding

    Watercolour over pencil heightened with stopping out and and gum arabic

    50.2 by 67.8cm., 19 ¾ by 26 ½ inches

     

    This watercolour is unusual in Copley Fielding’s oeuvre in not being an overtly topographical view and in his dramatic use of perspective. Stylistically it dates from circa 1820.

  • Ben Vorlich looking up Loch Lomond, Scotland -
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    Signed lower right: Copley Fielding 1853 and inscribed with title verso

    Watercolour over pencil heightened with bodycolour, gum arabic, scratching out and stopping out 

    18.2 by 26.6 cm., 7 by 10 ½ in.

     

    Provenance:

    E. Clowes, 18 Endsleigh St, Tavistock Square, London, 1854

     

    Exhibited:

    London, Society of Painters in Water-colours, 1854, no. 346, bought Clowes for 7 guineas

  • Vessels on the Shore at Southampton -
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    Signed lower right: Copley Fielding and signed verso: Vefsels on the Shore at Southampton Copley Fielding/1833

    Watercolour heightened with bodycolour, gum arabic and scratching out

    25.7 by 36.3 cm., 10 ¼  by 14 ½ in.

     

    Provenance:

    John Lewis Brown (d.1836);

    With Leger Galleries, London, 1954

     

    Exhibited:

    London, Society of Painters in Water-colours, 1833, no.321, bought J.L. Brown

     

    This watercolour was bought at the Old Watercolour Society by John Lewis Brown (d.1836), a Bordeaux wine merchant and an important collector of Bonington's work. Four auctions of his collection took place between 1835 and 1843.

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