• The Lower Courtyard, Haddon Hall, Derbyshire -

    signed lower centre: W. Richardson and inscribed lower left: OUTER QUADRANGLE AT HADDON

    watercolour over pencil heightened with touches of bodycolour

    27.2 by 40.7cm., 10 3/4 by 16 inches



    With Henry Potts, Northumberland


    Richardson was the son of a York cabinetmaker and became an architect. His watercolours tend to be of abbeys, country houses and ruins Haddon Hall is two miles south-east of Bakewell on the river Wye. It originally dates from the twelfth century and is the home of the Manners family

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