• Caernarvon Castle, North Wales -
    Price on request

    Watercolour over pencil

    361 x 279 mm., 14 ¼ x 11 in.

     

    Provenance:

    By descent to the Tate Family;

    Private Collection, UK

  • Conway Castle, North Wales -
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    Inscribed verso: 3 Conway and with a typed label I13

    Watercolour over pencil

    348 x 271 mm., 13 ¾ x 10 ½ in.        

     

    Provenance:

    By descent to the Tate Family;

    Private Collection, UK

  • Brussels Cathedral, Belgium -
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    Watercolour over traces of pencil

    290 x 230 mm., 11 ¼ x 9 in.

     

    Provenance:

    By descent to the Tate Family;

    Private Collection, UK

     

    Petit made several trips to the Continent in preparation for his first book Remarks on Church Architecture of 1841, including the Low Countries between 1833 and 1837. In Vol. II, p.165, he describes Brussels Cathedral noting the decorated style and fine tracery of the windows.

  • The Cathedral, Pavia, Italy -
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    Inscribed upper centre: Cathedral at Pavia and inscribed with the artist’s notes verso

    Watercolour

    234 x 153 mm., 9 ¼ x 6 in.

     

    Provenance:

    By descent to the Tate Family;

    Private Collection, UK

     

    In c.1837-9, Petit travelled through Northern Italy before returning home through France. The cathedral, and other churches in Pavia, are mentioned on p.220 of vol. II of his Remarks on Church Architecture published in 1841.
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