• A view over the city of Norwich and Cathedral from the South -
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    Watercolour over traces of pencil, heightened with stopping out

    21.2 by 36.2 cm., 8 ¼ by 14 ¼ in.

     

    Provenance:

    Norman D. Newall (1888–1952), his sale, Christie’s 13th December 1979, lot 60, where bought by the father of the present owners

     

    Exhibited:

    London, Society of Painters in Water-colours, 1828, no.139, as `Norwich – engraved for the English Cities’, sold for 8 guineas;

    Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Laing Art Gallery Coronation Exhibition, 1953, no. 30

     

    Engraved:

    By T. Jeavons for Picturesque views of the English Cities from Drawings by G. F. Robson, 1828, p. 23.

     

    Robson was born in Durham but was in London by 1804 and first exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1807. He travelled extensively in the north of England and Scotland and exhibited frequently at the Old Watercolour Society. His works often show effects of light or storm.

  • Derwentwater, Borrowdale, Lodore Falls on the Left -
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    Watercolour heightened with bodycolour, scratching out and stopping out

    33 by 49.2 cm., 13 by 19 ½ in.

     

    Provenance:

    B.N. Williams;

    With Thos. Agnew & Sons (DB2378)

     

    Robson’s first Lake District exhibits were two views of Windermere at the Society of Painters in Water-colours in 1816. However the present watercolour is likely to be one of the seven views of Derwentwater he exhibited there between 1826 and 1833.

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