• Somerset House and the City of London from the Thames -
    Price on request

    Inscribed upper centre: Somerset House

    Watercolour over pencil heightened with touches of bodycolour on laid paper watermarked J WHATMAN

    25.5 by 41.6 cm, 10 by16 inches



    Private Collection, London


    Michael Liversidge has dated this drawing to the late 1780s or early 1790s. It relates to three sketches of Somerset House in the British Museum volume of London views by Marlow (1877-8-11), two of which are particularly close to the present drawing, one in pen and ink and one pen and grey wash. The latter is on the same sheet as a study for a painting `The Adelphi with York Water Tower looking towards Westminster' (Government Art Collection). A related oil `Somerset House from the Thames' is in the collection of the Earl of Rosebery.

  • Trees in Windsor Park -

    Pen and grey ink and watercolour over pencil on laid paper

    33 by 53 cm., 13 by 20 ? inches


    Marlow was taught by Samuel Scott (1701-1772) and studied at St Martin?s Lane Academy. He travelled widely in France and Italy and exhibited at the Society of Artists and the Royal Academy from 1762. He lived in Twickenham from 1778 and exhibited a number of local views. His work is very much in the eighteenth century watercolour tradition. A signed version of this view, of the same size, was sold at Sotheby?s on 7th July 1983, lot 117.


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