• At Ryde, Isle of Wight -
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  • A Castle on a Hill by a ruined Bridge, the Sea beyond -
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    Watercolour over traces of pencil

    21.1 by 29.6 cm., 8 by 11  in.

     

    Provenance:

    Blair Castle, Blair Atholl, Scotland

     

    This late work, probably dating from 1810-20, is in wonderful condition and has never previously been framed, originating from a folio of works by Payne at Blair Castle. The lack of pen and ink and the strong colouring indicates a late work and it is almost certain to be a capriccio view based on the landscape of Devon which the artist knew so well.

  • Pentillie Castle from the river Tamar, Devon -
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    Signed with initials verso: Pentilly Castle W.P.

    Watercolour over traces of pencil

    Oval 14.4 by 18.7 cm., 5 by 7 in.

     

    Provenance:

    Probably inherited by Lady Emily Frances Percy, daughter of the 2nd Duke of Northumberland, who in 1810 married James Murray, 1st Lord Glenlyon (1782-1837);

    Probably by descent to their son George, 6th Duke of Atholl (1814-1864);

    By descent at Blair Castle, Blair Atholl, Scotland

     

    The 1st Duke of Northumberland bought the estate of Werrington, near Launceston, Devon, which would explain his patronage of the Devon artist William Payne.

  • A Farmstead by the Sea, Mountains beyond -
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    Signed verso: W. Payne

    Watercolour over traces of pencil

    Oval 14.4 by 18.7 cm., 5 by 7 in.

     

    Provenance:

    Probably inherited by Lady Emily Frances Percy, daughter of the 2nd Duke of Northumberland, who in 1810 married James Murray, 1st Lord Glenlyon (1782-1837);

    Probably by descent to their son George, 6th Duke of Atholl (1814-1864);

    By descent at Blair Castle, Blair Atholl, Scotland

     

    The 1st Duke of Northumberland bought the estate of Werrington, near Launceston, Devon, which would explain his patronage of the Devon artist William Payne.

  • Figures by the Sea, a Castle beyond -
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    Signed verso: W. Payne

    Watercolour over traces of pencil

    Oval 14.2 by 18.4 cm., 5 by 7 in.

     

    Provenance:

    Probably inherited by Lady Emily Frances Percy, daughter of the 2nd Duke of Northumberland, who in 1810 married James Murray, 1st Lord Glenlyon (1782-1837);

    Probably by descent to their son George, 6th Duke of Atholl (1814-1864);

    By descent at Blair Castle, Blair Atholl, Scotland

     

    The 1st Duke of Northumberland bought the estate of Werrington, near Launceston, Devon, which would explain his patronage of the Devon artist William Payne.

  • Smugglers in a Cove, a Town beyond -
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    Signed verso: W. Payne

    Watercolour over traces of pencil

    Oval 14.4 by 18.7 cm., 5 by 7 in.

     

    Provenance:

    Probably inherited by Lady Emily Frances Percy, daughter of the 2nd Duke of Northumberland, who in 1810 married James Murray, 1st Lord Glenlyon (1782-1837);

    Probably by descent to their son George, 6th Duke of Atholl (1814-1864);

    By descent at Blair Castle, Blair Atholl, Scotland

     

    The 1st Duke of Northumberland bought the estate of Werrington, near Launceston, Devon, which would explain his patronage of the Devon artist William Payne.

  • A House by an Estuary -
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    Signed verso: W. Payne

    Watercolour over traces of pencil

    Oval 14.4 by 18.7 cm., 5 by 7 in.

     

    Provenance:

    Probably inherited by Lady Emily Frances Percy, daughter of the 2nd Duke of Northumberland, who in 1810 married James Murray, 1st Lord Glenlyon (1782-1837);

    Probably by descent to their son George, 6th Duke of Atholl (1814-1864);

    By descent at Blair Castle, Blair Atholl, Scotland

     

    The 1st Duke of Northumberland bought the estate of Werrington, near Launceston, Devon, which would explain his patronage of the Devon artist William Payne.

  • A Castle by a Bridge in a mountainous Landscape -
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    Signed verso: W. Payne

    Watercolour over traces of pencil

    Oval 23.5 by 19.5 cm., 9 by 7 in.

     

    Provenance:

    Probably inherited by Lady Emily Frances Percy, daughter of the 2nd Duke of Northumberland, who in 1810 married James Murray, 1st Lord Glenlyon (1782-1837);

    Probably by descent to their son George, 6th Duke of Atholl (1814-1864);

    By descent at Blair Castle, Blair Atholl, Scotland

     

    The 1st Duke of Northumberland bought the estate of Werrington, near Launceston, Devon, which would explain his patronage of the Devon artist William Payne.

  • Marine Barracks, Longroom and Mt Edgcumbe taken from near Stonehouse Hill, Plymouth -
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    Watercolour over traces of pencil
    36 by 52.2cm., 14 by 20 inches

    A smaller version of this watercolour is in Plymouth Art Gallery. Another engraving of this subject by Payne was published by John and Josiah Boydell on 1st January 1789.
  • A Mill by Moonlight -
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    signed lower left: W Payne

    watercolour over traces of pencil

    12.4 x 16.5cm., 4 ? x 6 ? inches

  • Figures in a Quarry -
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    signed on rock: W. Payne

    watercolour over traces of pencil

    24.4 by 38.2cm., 9? by 15 inches

     

    Provenance:

    Kellett Collection, Yorkshire

     

    Stylistically this dates from the late 1780s. Two works of similar size from this period, also signed on a rock, are in the Hoare collection at Stourhead (see David Japes, William Payne ? A Plymouth Experience, 1992, nos. 73 and 74). This is likely to be a view near Plymouth where Payne drew a number of quarries.

  • View of Devonport and Mount Wise from across the Hamoaze, Plymouth -
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    signed lower centre: W. Payne

    watercolour over traces of pencil heightened with touches of bodycolour on artist?s original mount

    30.8 by 41.2cm., 12 by 16 inches

     

    This is a view taken from the Cornish side of the River Hamoaze looking east towards the fortifications of the naval base at Devonport to the left, the redoubt at Mount Wise in the centre and the redoubt at Mount Pleasant in the distance. The naval dockyard at Devonport dates originally from the late seventeenth century and still exists today. The fort at Mount Wise was originally built on the site of Mount Wise House in 1778-79 and from circa 1810 it was used as a semaphore signalling station until 1852 when it was replaced by the electric telegraph. Mount Pleasant redoubt was built in 1779. Stylistically this watercolour dates from circa 1790.

  • View of a Waterfall -
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    Watercolour

    14.1 by 19.8 cm., 5 1/2 by 7 3/4 inches

     

    Provenance:

    With the Tamar Gallery, Launceston, Cornwall

     

    We are grateful to David Japes who was suggested that this dates from 1810-12 and is likely to be a view in North Wales or the Lake District.

  • View on the River Dart, Devon -
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    View on the River Dart, Devon

     

    Inscribed on original backing: View upon the River Dart

    Watercolour over traces of pencil

    349 x 463 mm., 13 x 18 in.

     

    This watercolour dates from the mid 1790s.

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