• Figure by a Pool in a Wooded Landscape -
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    Inscribed verso: Poole 2/6

    Brown washes heightened with scratching out and stopping out

    21.9 by 19.8 cm., 8   by 7 in.

     

    Provenance:

    The Miles Family, Leigh Court near Bristol;

    R.E. Summerfield, his sale, Christie's, 20th March 1990, lot 68;

    Private Collection until 2017

     

    This drawing is a typical product of the Bristol Sketching Society, an informal meeting of artists probably based on the London Sketching Society founded in 1799. They would meet in each other houses and produce sepia drawings of a poetic nature. Poole was born in Bristol but left the city in 1829.

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