• Nôtre Dame and Pont Marie from the Pont du Jardin du Roi, Paris -
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    Inscribed upper right: Notre Dame and Pont Marie from Pont du Jardin du Roy Paris June 17. 1819

    Pencil on wove paper watermarked J WHATMAN

    25.4 by 41.9 cm., 10 by 16 ½ in.

     

    Provenance:

    With Spinks,London;

    Anonymous sale, Christie’s, 19th April 1991 lot 118a;

    Anonymous sale, Christie’s, 16th November 2006, lot 116, sold for £10,900;

    Private Collection, London

     

    This is a view looking north-west up the Seine towards the Cathedral of Notre Dame. In 1801, Napoleon decided to build three new bridges over the Seine in Paris. The Pont d’Austerlitz or Pont du Jardin-du-Roi as it was known between 1814 and 1830, linked the Faubourg Saint-Antoine on the Right Bank with the Jardin des Plantes on the Left.  The embankments on the Seine were not built until 1827. The five arches of the Pont Marie, seen in front of Notre Dame, is one of the oldest bridges in Paris and links the Ile Saint-Louis with the Right Bank.

    This drawing dates from the second of his three trips to Paris and Northern France in the summers of 1818, 1819 and 1820. During the Napoleonic Wars travel to the continent was difficult but this changed after the peace treaty of 1816. He exhibited nine French views at the Royal Academy in 1820 and 1821, the year of his death. A sketchbook of his French tour of 1819 is in the British Museum and other French views by him are in the Royal Collection, Courtauld Institute, the Yale Center for British Art and Birmingham City Art Gallery.

     

    Edridge was born in Paddington, London, and studied at the Royal Academy where he began to exhibit portrait miniatures from 1786 (he exhibited 260 pictures there during his lifetime). He achieved considerable success as a portraitist in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries – his portraits are executed in pencil with subtle tints of colour. He also drew landscapes in a similar style to Hearne and Girtin his friends and fellow artists. 

  • Customs Boat on the Seine below the Pont d?Iena, Paris -
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    Inscribed lower right: Bureau de Declarations/d?entree et sortie des marchands/arrivant par l?eau ? below the bridge/of Iena, July 1818

    Brown wash and pencil

    27.4 by 37.5 cm., 10 ? by 14 ? inches

     

    Provenance:

    Anonymous sale, Sotheby?s, 17th November 1988, lot 6 (one of a group).

     

    This drawing dates from the first of his three trips to Paris and Northern France in the summers of 1818, 1819 and 1820. He exhibited nine French views at the Royal  Academy in 1820 and 1821, the year of his death. A sketchbook of his French tour of 1819 is in the British Museum and other French views by him are in the Royal Collection, Courtauld Institute, the Yale Center for British Art and Birmingham City Art Gallery.

  • Portrait of a Gentleman -
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    Three-quarter length seated, reading a newspaper

     

    Signed lower left: Edridge 1796

    Grey wash and pencil on original washline mount

    17.8 by 12.7cm., 7 by 5 inches

     

    Edridge achieved considerable success as a portraitist in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries ? his portraits, like the present drawing, are executed in pencil with subtle tints of colour. The careful stippling on the face betray his background as a miniaturist.

  • Houses by a Bridge -
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    Watercolour and black and white chalk and pencil on blue-grey paper

    23.8 by 35.2 cm., 9 ? by 13 ? inches

     

    Provenance:

    By descent in the Burney Family until 2011

  • Portrait of Hugh Monro  -
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    Inscribed lower left: March 26. 1807.

    Watercolour over pencil

    20.8 by 15.9 cm., 8 by 6 ¼ in.

     

    Provenance:

    By descent in the Monro family

     

    Hugh Monro was the son of Charles Monro (1757-1821) and nephew of Dr Thomas Monro. He was appointed Ensign in the 1st Foot in February 1807 and went with his regiment to India where he died, apparently of cholera, on 15th November 1810 aged 22.

  • Portrait of Charles Long, 1st Baron Farnborough -
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    Signed lower left: H.E. Jany 1809.

    Watercolour over pencil

    21.7 by 16.4 cm., 8 ½ by 6 ¼ in.

     

    Provenance:

    By descent in the family of the sitter until 1849

     

    Engraved:

    For `The British Gallery of Contemporary Portraits, Being a Series of Engravings of the Most Eminent Persons Now Living or Lately Deceased in Great Britain and Ireland: From Drawings Accurately Made from Life or from the Most Approved Original Pictures, Accompanied by Short Biographical Notices’,  2 vols. published by  T. Cadell & Davies, London, 1810  to 1822 
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