• Fieldworkers at Rest -
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    Brown washes over pencil

    9 by 13 cm., 3 ½ by 5 in.

     

    Provenance:

    Baron Charles Rivet (1800-1872) and by descent to 2006;

    With Galerie de Bayser, Paris, 2007, where bought by the present owner

     

    Literature:

    Patrick Noon, Richard Parkes Bonington, the Complete Paintings, New Haven & London, 2008, p. 165, no. 127

     

    Noon dates this to circa 1825 and suggests it may have drawn near Mantes.

    Note on Rivet and on his brown wash drawing

  • Two Swiss Girls seated near Trees -
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    Signed with initials lower right

    Pencil

    11.5 by 8.5 cm., 4 ½ by 3 ¼ in.

    Provenance:

    Thomas Creswick (1811-1869), Christie’s, London, 1

    May 1870, lot 134;

    Anonymous sale, Christie’s, London, 14 November

    1967, lot 131;

    Anonymous sale, Christie’, London, 22 March 1988, lot 30; Private Collection, London

    Literature:

    Patrick Noon, Richard Parkes Bonington, the Complete Drawings, 2011, p. 181, no 345

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              71

    Bonington returned through Switzerland on his way back to France from Italy in 1826. This finished vignette is likely to have drawn in his Paris studio based on sketched made in the Bernese Oberland. For a similar drawing drawn at Meiringen, Switzerland, see Noon, op.cit., no.332, p.177).

  • Study of Three Valets -
    Price on request

    Inscribed lower right: 44 Pencil

    8 by 7 cm., 3 by 2 ¾ in.

    Provenance:

    With Cyril Fry, 1965;

    Anonymous sale, Sotheby’s, 21st March 2002, lot

    220;

    Private Collection

    Literature:

    Patrick Noon, Richard Parkes Bonington - the complete drawings, 2011, no.227, ill.

    This is likely to be a copy of a Florentine painting or engraving.


  • Study of townsfolk and a soldier at a Market -
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    Pencil

    14.5 by 12.5cm., 5 3/4 by 4 3/4 inches

     

    Patrick Noon suggests this drawing originates from sketchbooks used by Bonington in Dunkerque in late February and early March 1824. Bonington travelled there with his friend and fellow artist Alexandre Colin. A group of approximately seventy-seven sketches from this trip were bequeathed to the Biblioth?que Nationale de France, Paris by Atherton Curtis. They include similar sketches of daily life in Dunkerque (for examples of these drawings, see Noon, op.cit., nos. 288-299)

     

    Provenance:

    Anonymous sale, Sotheby?s, 10th November 1994, lot 61;

    Yvon Brionnier, Paris until 1998;

    Paul Prout?, Paris;

    Private Collection until 2008

  • Study of queuing Figures in a Marketplace -
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    Pencil on laid paper

    15.3 by 22.2cm., 6 by 8 3/4 inches

     

    Patrick Noon suggests this drawing originates from sketchbooks used by Bonington in Dunkerque in late February and early March 1824. Bonington travelled there with his friend and fellow artist Alexandre Colin. A group of approximately seventy-seven sketches from this trip were bequeathed to the Biblioth?que Nationale de France, Paris by Atherton Curtis. They include similar sketches of daily life in Dunkerque (for examples of these drawings, see Noon, op.cit., nos. 288-299)

     

    Provenance:

    Anonymous sale, Sotheby?s, 10th November 1994, lot 61;

    Yvon Brionnier, Paris until 1998;

    Paul Prout?, Paris;

    Private Collection until 2008

  • Study of Figures in a Market and Study of a Church -
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    Watercolour and pencil

    13.1 by 20.7cm., 5 by 8 inches

     

    Patrick Noon suggests this drawing originates from sketchbooks used by Bonington in Dunkerque in late February and early March 1824. Bonington travelled there with his friend and fellow artist Alexandre Colin. A group of approximately seventy-seven sketches from this trip were bequeathed to the Biblioth?que Nationale de France, Paris by Atherton Curtis. They include similar sketches of daily life in Dunkerque (for examples of these drawings, see Noon, op.cit., nos. 288-299)

     

    Provenance:

    Anonymous sale, Sotheby?s, 10th November 1994, lot 61;

    Yvon Brionnier, Paris until 1998;

    Paul Prout?, Paris;

    Private Collection until 2008

     

    Literature:

    Patrick Noon, Richard Parkes Bonington ? the Complete Paintings, 2008, no.287, p.347, ill.

  • Study of a seated Woman -
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    Pencil

    13.1 by 10.3 cm., 5 by 4 inches

     

    This may belong to a group of sketches of women dated to circa 1827 (see Patrick Noon, Richard Parkes Bonington – the Complete Drawings, 2011, nos. 393-397). This is on the same sized sheet as `Study of a Seated Woman’ in the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford (Noon no. 394).

     

    However we are grateful to Patrick Noon who has pointed out that the small sketch in the upper right corner is also close to studies dated to circa 1825 (see Noon, op. cit., nos. 372-4).

  • A Page arming a Knight -
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    Signed with initials lower left Pencil

    11.5 by 8.5 cm., 4 ½ by 3 ¼ in.

    Provenance:

    Thomas Creswick (1811-1869), his sale, Christie’s, London, 1 May 1870, lot 134;

    Anonymous sale, Christie’s, London, 14 November 1967, lot 131;

    Anonymous sale, Christie’s, London, 22 March 1988, lot 30; Private Collection, London

    Literature:

    Patrick Noon, Richard Parkes Bonington, the Complete Drawings, 2011, p. 202, no 390

    This is dated by Noon to circa 1826.          
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