• Eton from the North Terrace at Windsor Castle -
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    Signed lower left: G. Pyne. 1849

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

    21.7 by 29.3 cm., 8 ½ by 11 ½ inches

     

    Provenance:

    With the Fine Art Society, London, October 1954

     

    This is a view looking north from the North Terrace of Windsor Castle. Eton College Chapel and school are visible on the other side of the river Thames. Paul Sandby painted a number of views looking east and west along the North Terrace (see Jane Roberts, Views of Windsor – Watercolours by Thomas and Paul Sandby, 1995, nos. 16-18 and p. 66, figs. 17.2 and 17.3, Yale Center for British Art).

     

    Another version of this subject by Pyne was sold at Christie’s, 12th December 1972, lot 45, bought Agnew’s for 480 guineas.

  • Castle Mill Stream and the Castle, Oxford -
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    Watercolour over pencil heightened with bodycolour

    20 by 15.1 cm., 7 3/4 by 5 3/4 inches

     

    Provenance:

    Anonymous sale, Christie’s, 25th July 1972, lot 246

     

    Oxford Castle is a mostly ruined medieval castle to the west of the centre of the city. It is dominated by St. George’s Tower which dates from 1074. George Pyne is best known for his views of Oxford colleges.

  • A College Room, Oxford -
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    A College Room, Oxford

     

    Watercolour over pencil heightened with bodycolour and gum arabic

    250 x 378 mm., 10 x 15 in.

     

    Pyne specialised in depicting views of Oxford and Cambridge colleges, views of Eton as well as interiors of student rooms at Oxford colleges. A pair of views of a room at Magdalen College, Oxford by Pyne sold on 31st March 1999, lot169 for £8,000 and a room in an unidentified college sold at Sotheby’s on 25th November 1999, lot 161 for just over £4,000.

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