• Ampthill, Bedfordshire -
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    Inscribed on border: Ampthill, Bedfordshire

    Watercolour over pencil heightened with bodycolour

    282 x 410 mm., 11 by 16 in.

     

    Provenance

    Sir Gregory Osborne Page-Turner, Bt. of Battlesden, Bedfordshire

    By descent to Emily Page-Turner, purchased from her Executors in 1885

    By descent until sold at Sotheby’s, 12th June 1980, lot 48

    Private Collection, UK

     

    Ampthill is a town located between Luton and Bedford, to the north of London. This is a view looking down Church Street, towards the town centre. In the distance is the wooden clock tower, or Moot Hall, presented to the town by the 2nd Earl of Upper Ossory, who lived at Ampthill Park,  in 1787, during a campaign to improve the town centre. He also created the current market place and erected a new water pump. In 1852, it was rebuilt by the Duke of Bedford and incorporated into a Jacobean style building. The gates to the right, at no. 28 Church Street, are still there and were removed from Houghton House for which they had been designed by William Chambers. Houghton House, at nearby Houghton Conquest, belonged to the Dukes of Bedford but was abandoned in 1794 but the ruins still exist today.

  • Biscot near Luton, Bedfordshire -
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    Inscribed on original border: Village of Biscot near Luton in Bedfordshire

    Watercolour over traces of pencil

    243 x 373 mm., 9 ˝ x 14 ˝ in.

     

    Provenance

    Sir Gregory Osborne Page-Turner, Bt. of Battlesden, Bedfordshire;

    By descent to Emily Page-Turner, purchased from her Executors in 1885;

    By descent until sold at Sotheby’s, 12th June 1980, lot 25;

    Private Collection, UK

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