• Prince of Wales Lodge, Hyde Park, London -

    Inscribed verso: In Hyde Park

    Watercolour over pencil heightened with touches of bodycolour and scratching out

    229 x 342 mm, 9 1/4 x 13 ½ in.



    Anonymous sale, Sotheby’s, 30th November 2000, lot 258


    Prince of Wales Lodge in the south-east corner of Hyde Park next to Hyde Park Corner was built by Decimus Burton in 1825. Nash was the son of a London builder who trained as an architectural draughtsman at the Royal Academy schools. He travelled widely on the continent and is well known for his Paris views. The present watercolour is likely to date from before 1834 when he moved from London to Brighton.

  • Prebend's  Bridge on the Wear, Durham -

    Watercolour over pencil heightened with touches of bodycolour

    273 x 363 mm., 10 ¾ x 14 ½ in.



    With Abbott and Holder, 1981


    Prebend’s Bridge is one of the three stone bridges crossing the river Wear in Durham. It was built by George Nicholson between 1772 and 1778 replacing one which was swept away in a flood.

  • Notre Dame from the Pont de la Tournelle, Paris -

    Inscribed verso: Notre Dame Paris 7

    Watercolour over pencil heightened with touches of bodycolour

    283 x 438 mm., 11 x 17 ¼ in.


    This is a view of the Cathedral of Notre Dame from the east, taken from under the Pont de la Tournelle. The stone bridge was built in 1654 and lasted until it was demolished in 1918 and replaced by the current bridge.


    Nash first visited Paris in 1819 and returned again in 1824 and 1825. He is best known for his views of Paris producing `Picturesque Views of the City of Paris and its environs' published between 1819 and 1823. This is likely to be the picture exhibited at the British Institution in 1849, no.132 as `View under one of the Arches of Pont Tournelle, Paris.’

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