clevedon Court, Bristol

clevedon Court, Bristol



Samuel Jackson (1794-1869)
Clevedon Court, Bristol

Signed lower right: Samuel Jackson/1822
Watercolour heightened with bodycolour, stopping out and gum arabic
24.5 by 38.5cm., 9 ½ by 15 in.

With Peppiatt Fine Art, 2006;
Private Collection, Chicago until 2014

Jackson was the son of a Bristol accountant and lived and worked there all his life. He is often called the father of the Bristol School. This dates from the early 1820s when he was producing his best work.

Clevedon Court is a 14
th century manor house outside the villege of Clevedon, fifteen miles south-west of Bristol on the Bristol Channel. In the early nineteenth century, it was home to the Rev. Sir Abraham Elton (1755-1842), 5th Bart and heir to a Bristol mercantile fortune so the present watercolour is likely to have been a commission. His wife Elizabeth was the daughter of Sir John Durbin, Alderman of Bristol. Clevedon Court is now a National Trust property.