• Portrait of William Edwardes, 2nd Baron Kensington -
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    Full-length in a landscape, holding a hat and cane

    Signed lower left: H. Edridge 1809 and inscribed on backboard: William 2d Baron Kensington

    Watercolour over pencil

    45.7 by 31.7 cm., 18 by 12 1/2 in.

     

    William Edwardes (1777-1852) was the son of the 1st Baron Kensington, who was MP for Haverfordwest for over fifty years. He succeeded his father as 2nd Baron Kensington in 1802 and as MP for Haverfordwest from 1802 until 1818. He married Dorothy Thomas  in 1797 and they had six sons and two daughters. Edwardes Square in Kensington was named after him.

  • 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 
  • 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

  • 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.

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