• The Embarkation of Caroline of Brunswick on board the Jupiter at Cuxhaven 1795 -

    Signed verso and inscribed: The Embarkation of Her Royal Highness the Princess of Wales on board the Jupiter at Cux haven

    Pen and grey ink and watercolour

    11.9 by 18.4 cm., 4 ¾ by 7 ¼ in.


    This shows Caroline of Brunswick, the future Princess of Wales and wife of George IV, leaving Cuxhaven at the mouth of the river Elbe in Northern Germany on 28th March 1795 on her way to England to marry George, the Prince of Wales. They had intended to depart from Holland but French troops blocked their way so they diverted to Cuxhaven. When they reached Gravesend, the Princess transferred to the royal yacht Augusta and sailed up the Thames arriving at Greenwich as planned at noon on Easter Sunday, 5th April.

  • View of Richmond Hill from the Thames near Ham House, Surrey -

    watercolour over pencil

    12.3 by 19.7cm., 4 3/4 by 7 3/4 inches


    This is one of a group of Thames views by Cleveley of the same size presumably originating from a sketchbook. Others include `Buccleuch House, Richmond? (Christie?s, 5th June 2006, lot 17), `Barges at Mortlake? (Christie?s, 14th December 1971, lot 21) and `Under Kew Bridge? (Sotheby?s, 15th March 1984, lot 4).

  • Pushing out the boat near Shakespeare's Cliff, Dover -

    Signed lower right: R Cleveley Dover 1790  

    Pen and grey ink and grey wash and watercolour over pencil;

    14.2 by 23.2 cm., 5 ½ by 9 in.



    Anonymous sale, London, Sotheby's, 9 November 1995, lot 91

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