• Study of Meadowsweet -
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    Signed lower right: JW. RA and inscribed in artist?s shorthand

    Watercolour and pencil

    17.8 by 24.7 cm., 7 by 9 3/4 inches

     

    Provenance:

    Mr Knowles of Hanwell by 1951;

    Prudence Summerhayes by 1959;

    By descent until 20008

  • Study of a Cuckoo Flower -
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    Signed  lower right: JW. RA and inscribed in pencil: Cuckoo Flower – ap.l 1820

    Watercolour and pencil

    16.8 by 11.1 cm., 6 ½ by 4 ¼ inches

     

    Provenance:

    Mr Knowles of Hanwell by 1951;

    Prudence Summerhayes by 1959;

    By descent until 20008

  • Study of Ragwort -
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    Signed with initials lower left and inscribed in pencil: …. Weeds

    Watercolour and pencil

    13 by 10.5 cm., 5 by 4 inches



    Provenance:

    Mr Knowles of Hanwell by 1951;

    Prudence Summerhayes by 1959;

    By descent until 20008


  • A Man and his Dog asleep -
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    Signed with monogram lower right, inscribed with shorthand upper right and further inscribed lower centre: head ....., pencil

    19 by 27cm., 7 1/2 by 10 1/2 inches

     

    Stylistically this drawing dates from between 1811, when Ward was made a full Royal Academician, and 1825. Ward?s annotated notebooks, which date from 1810 to 1825 and are now in the Royal Academy Library, contain similarly confident drawings. The dog in this drawing may be based on Ward?s painting of Vic, Napoleon?s mastiff (circa 1820) which was captured during the Peninsular War. Ward was the best known animal painter in the early years of the nineteenth century

     

    Provenance:

    With P. & D. Colnaghi, London;

    Bought by Sir David Scott (1887-1986), July 1970;

    By family descent until 2008

  • Sky Study -
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    Signed lower left: JW. RA 

    Watercolour

    11.5 by 15.9 cm., 4 1/2 by 6 1/4 inches

     

    Provenance:

    Captain Claude Ward-Jackson;

    H. Noel Whiting until 1970;

    With Sidney Sabin;

    Private Collection, USA until 2007;

    Private Collection, London

     

    Literature:

    Dennis Farr, James Ward 1769-1859, exhibition catalogue, 1960, no. 92, p. 43

     

    Exhibited:

    London, Tate Gallery, and elsewhere, James Ward 1769-1859, 1960, no. 92;

    WS Fine Art Ltd, Drawings by James Ward, 2009, no. 49

  • Figures and Cattle on a Road through a Village -
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    Signed with initials lower right: JW.RA

    Brown washes and pencil

    211 x 341 mm., 8 ¼ x 13 ¼ in.

     

    Provenance:

    Robert Hyde, his sale, Christie’s, 17th June 1969, lot 69, bt. Sieff;

    Private Collection until 2014  

  • Near Beddgelert, North Wales -
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    Watercolour over traces of pencil

    8.3 by 13.8 cm., 3 ¼ by 5 ¼ inches

     

     Provenance:

    Iolo Williams;

    Given by his widow to L.G. Duke, 12th February 1964;

    Given to G.B. Mountford, 5th February 1971;

    Given to Anthony Pilcher, 3rd December 1975;

    Anonymous sale, Christie’s, 12th April 1994, lot 77;

    Private Collection, London

     

    Ward first visited Wales in 1802 and then again in 1807. Up to this date, he had generally avoided painting or drawing pure landscapes. An early biography of Ward records that `In 1802 he traversed the length and breadth of Wales and the bordering counties, painting not only the livestock, which was the nominal object of his journey, but recording in his sketch book every picturesque or uncommon object that he encountered. As the fruits of his three months’ Welsh tour he brought back with him five hundred and eighty one sketches from Nature’ (C. Reginald Grundy, James Ward, R.A., 1909, p.32).

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