• A Barn, Tunbridge Wells, Kent -
    Price on request

    Signed with initials lower left: Tunbridge Wells/JM 1847

    Watercolour over traces of pencil

    32.7 by 48.2 cm., 12 3/4 by 19 in.



    Private Collection, UK


    Middleton's tour of Kent in 1847 produced `a number of his best free watercolour landscapes' (see Andrew Wilton and Annie Lyles, The Great Age of British Watercolours 1750-1880, 1993, p.318). Andrew Moore observed that `1847 proved to be the annus mirabilis of Middleton's life and career' (Andrew Moore, The Norwich School of Artists, 1985, p.144).


    Middleton almost certainly accompanied his pupil Henry Bright (1810-1873) on a tour of Kent in the summer of 1847. Two Tunbridge Wells views by Bright are in the Castle Museum, Norwich as well as a watercolour by Middleton with the same inscription and date as the present work.

  • A Farm Building, Devon -

    Watercolour over pencil heightened with bodycolour

    30.1 by 48.1cm., 11 3/4 by 18 3/4 inches


    This watercolour is likely to date from his visit to Devon in 1850. Two Devon views by Middleton, dated 1850, of Clovelly and Lynmouth are in the Norwich Castle Museum



    L.R. Nightingale, Paston House, Elm Hill, Norwich;

    Sir Samuel Hoare (1841-1915);

    Anonymous sale, 14th July 1988, 1988, lot 163;

    Private Collection until 2008

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