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HENRY WALLIS (BRITISH 1830-1916) TIMON AND FLAVIS, FROM TIMON OF ATHENS 60cm x 48cm (23.5in x 19in)

Lot 153: HENRY WALLIS (BRITISH 1830-1916) TIMON AND FLAVIS, FROM TIMON OF ATHENS 60cm x 48cm (23.5in x 19in)

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Description: HENRY WALLIS (BRITISH 1830-1916) TIMON AND FLAVIS, FROM TIMON OF ATHENS Signed with initials, oil on panel 60cm x 48cm (23.5in x 19in)

Condition Report: Scissor-shaped section of repainting to left and above left-hand figures, about 4 inches wide, and another 3 vertical about 10cm long to top margin. One or two other areas of repainting. Condition Disclaimer Under the Conditions of Sale applicable to the sale of the lot, buyers must satisfy themselves as to each and every aspect of the quality of the lot, including (without limitation) its authorship, attribution, condition, provenance, authenticity, age, suitability and origin. Lots are sold on an 'as is' basis but the actual condition of the lot may not be as good as indicated by its outward appearance. In particular parts may have been replaced or renewed and lots may not be authentic or of satisfactory quality. Any statement in relation to the lot is merely an expression of opinion of the seller or Lyon & Turnbull and should not be relied upon as an inducement to bid on the lot. Lots are available for inspection prior to the sale and you are strongly advised to examine any lot in which you are interested prior to the sale. Our condition report has not been prepared by a professional conservator, restorer or engineer.

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Henry Wallis (British, 1830-1916)

Lot 25: Henry Wallis (British, 1830-1916)

Description: Study of a Spanish lady,pencil and watercolour, 8 3/4 x 12 in. (22.2 x 30.5 cm.)

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Henry Wallis (British, 1830-1916)

Lot 26: Henry Wallis (British, 1830-1916)

Description: Interior scenes of Shakespeare's birthplace, Stratford-upon-Avon,a pair of watercolours, each 21.5 x 30.5 cm. (8 x 12 in.) (2)

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HENRY WALLIS, RWS  (1830-1916, BRITISH)  - Young Girls Picking Flowers

Lot 29: HENRY WALLIS, RWS (1830-1916, BRITISH) - Young Girls Picking Flowers

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Description: HENRY WALLIS, RWS (1830-1916, BRITISH) Signed Watercolour Young Girls Picking Flowers 6" x 9 ½"

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An oil on artist's board interior scene

Lot 41: An oil on artist's board interior scene

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Description: An oil on artist's board interior scene "Chatterton" after Henry Wallis

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Lot 51: Henry Wallis, R.W.S. (1830-1916)

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Description: The Conversation signed and inscribed 'No.1/Henry Wallis/9 Red Lion Square/W.C.' (on an old label on the reverse) oil on canvas 26 1/8 x 361/4in. (66.4 x 92.1 cm) EXHIBITION International Loan Exhibition, Dublin (unknown dates). NOTES Henry Wallis is chiefly remembered for two early Pre-Raphaelite masterpieces: The Death of Chatterton (1856; Tate Gallery), modelled by the young George Meredith and highly praised by Ruskin, and The Stonebreaker (1858; Birmingham), one of the most poignant essays in social realism in nineteenth century art. His later work is less intense but by no means without interest. It often plays with the themes of travel, collecting and trade, reflecting his other interests. During his later years he travelled widely, taking part in archaeological expeditions to Italy, Sicily and Egypt, and forming a large collection of Near Eastern ceramics. Many of these he lent to the exhibition of Persian art held at the Burlington Fine Arts Club in 1885, and he published several books on the ceramic art of Egypt, Persia, Italy and Greece. A number of his later paintings employ the type of composition seen here, in which figures are disposed against an architectural background which establishes strong horizontals and verticals. In fact the picture has much in common with A Despatch from Trebizond, which was sold in these Rooms on 2 November 1990, lot 296, and showed two Venetian merchants seated on a stone bench outside St Mark's, reading a letter which had just been delivered by a courier. The general composition, the theme of two figures in Renaissance costume seated deep in conversation, and the silhouetting of the strongly coloured figures against a pale architectural background, are all repeated. A Despatch from Trebizond was exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1873, and our picture must be about the same date. Both works have labels on the back inscribed with Wallis's address at 9 Red Lion Square, where he lived in the early 1870s.

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Lot 62: HENRY WALLIS, R.W.S. (1830-1916)

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Description: THE CONVERSATION signed and inscribed "No.1/Henry Wallis/9 Red Lion Square/W.C." (on an old label on the reverse) oil on canvas 26 x 36 in. (66 x 91.4 cm.) EXHIBITED Dublin, International Loan Exhibition, date unknown. Henry Wallis is chiefly remembered for two early Pre-Raphaelite masterpieces: The Death of Chatterton (1856; Tate Gallery), modelled by the young George Meredith and highly praised by Ruskin, and The Stonebreaker (1858; Birmingham), one of the most poignant essays in social realism in nineteenth century art. His later work is less intense but by no means without interest. It often plays with the themes of travel, collecting and trade, reflecting his other interests. During his later years he travelled widely, taking part in archaeological expeditions to Italy, Sicily and Egypt, and forming a large collection of Near Eastern ceramics. Many of these he lent to the exhibition of Persian art held at the Burlington Fine Arts Club in 1885, and he published several books on the ceramic art of Egypt, Persia, Italy and Greece. A number of his later paintings employ the type of composition seen here, in which figures are disposed against an architectural background which establishes strong horizontals and verticals. In fact the picture has much in common with A Despatch from Trebizond, which was sold in these Rooms on 2 November 1990, lot 296, and showed two Venetian merchants seated on a stone bench outside St Mark's, reading a letter which had just been delivered by a courier. The general composition, the theme of two figures in Renaissance costume seated deep in conversation, and the silhouetting of the strongly coloured figures against a pale architectural background, are all repeated. A Despatch from Trebizond was exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1873, and our picture must be about the same date. Both works have labels on the back inscribed with Wallis's address at 9 Red Lion Square, where he lived in the early 1870s.

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Lot 62: WALLIS, Henry (1830-1916, British)

Description: The conversation, s.i.verso Oil Painting (36x26in).

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Henry Wallis, R.W.S. (1830-1916)

Lot 69: Henry Wallis, R.W.S. (1830-1916)

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Description: Timon and Flavius signed with initials 'H.W.' (lower right) oil on panel 23 7/8 x 19 3/8 in. (60.6 x 49.2 cm.) PROVENANCE The publishers of the Art Journal, 1876. with Julian Hartnoll, London, 1971, from whom purchased by Joe Setton, on behalf of The Pre-Raphaelite Trust. Anon. sale; Parke Bernet, New York, 11 February 1981. Anon. sale; Christie's South Kensington, 20 March 1984, lot 78, as Alms for the Poor, when acquired by the present owner. ENGRAVED By C. Cousen for the Art Journal, 1876. LITERATURE Art Journal, 1876, pp. 172-3, illus. EXHIBITION The Pre-Raphaelites and their Times, 1985, no. 19. NOTES This picture illustrates Shakespeare's Timon of Athens (Act IV, Scene 3) and was painted about 1878, when it was engraved for the Art Journal. It therefore dates from many years after Wallis had painted such Pre-Raphaelite masterpieces as The Death of Chatterton (1855-6; Tate Gallery) and The Stonebreaker (1857-8; Birmingham), and shows him reverting to a more conventional style. However, his choice of theme looks back to his Pre-Raphaelite origins. The Pre-Raphaelites had often mined Shakespeare in their search for meaningful subjects, and were invariably attracted, as Wallis is here, to ones rich in moral significance. Timon, Lord of Athens, was profligate of his bounty, giving lavishly to all, even flatterers and sycophants, despite the protestations of his steward, Flavius. The time came when his wealth was at an end, and he turned confidently to his friends for help; but he soon found that those who had courted him when he had riches to bestow shunned him in adversity. Bitterly disillusioned, he took to the woods, abjuring the cursed city and declaring himself a hater of mankind. There he was sought out by the faithful Flavius, who begged to be allowed to serve him and offered him money from his hard-earned savings, as seen in the picture. Timon at first took this for a bribe, but he was at last convinced of the steward's fidelity and admitted that the world contained at least one honest man. Nonetheless the human form and voice of his servant filled him with disgust, and Flavius was forced to depart.

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HENRY WALLIS, R. W. S.   BRITISH, 1830-1916 A YOUNG GIRL ARRANGING A BOUQUET

Lot 78: HENRY WALLIS, R. W. S. BRITISH, 1830-1916 A YOUNG GIRL ARRANGING A BOUQUET

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Description: oil on panelPROVENANCESale, Sotheby's, London, December 14, 1988, lot 180, illustratedJulian Hartnoll, LondonJohn Schaeffer, Sydney, Australia

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Lot 81: WALLIS, HENRY (1830-1916)

Description: The Pharmacy Watercolour/paper 17x23 inches (43x58.5 cm) Initial.

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Watercolour 'A Street In The Native Quarter Cairo'

Lot 100: Watercolour 'A Street In The Native Quarter Cairo'

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Description: Watercolour 'A Street In The Native Quarter Cairo' by Henry Wallis, busy street scene with native on camel, mosque to distance with tall buildings to each side, mounted, f/g, old label to reverse with title & address 9 Beauchamp Road Upper Norwood SE, approx. 10.5 x 15""

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Henry Wallis R.W.S. (British, 1830-1916)

Lot 103: Henry Wallis R.W.S. (British, 1830-1916)

Description: Portrait of Mary Ellen Meredith pencil18 x 15 cm. (7 x 6 in.)Wallis, H.

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Lot 103: Henry Wallis, R.W.S. (1830-1916)

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Description: A Street Scene in Suez, Eygpt with inscription 'a Street Scene in Suez by Henry Wallis' (on an old label attached to the backing) pencil and watercolour heightened with bodycolour and gum arabic 25 x 171/4in. (63.5 x 43.7cm.) PROVENANCE With Mathaf Gallery. EXHIBITION London, Royal Society of Painters in Watercolours, 1887, no. 23. NOTES Early in his career Wallis painted a small group of paintings depicting scenes and incidents with strong literary associations. Of these, it was Chatterton, exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1856, which established his reputation. Wallis travelled in Italy, Egypt and the Middle East and illustrated a number of books on Persian works of art.

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Lot 103: WALLIS, Henry (1830-1916, British)

Description: Street scene in Suez, Egypt, pencil W/C htd bodycol gum arabic Works on paper (17x25in).

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Lot 104: Henry Wallis R.W.S. (British, 1830-1916)

Description: A pair of interior scenes of Shakespeare's birthplace, Statford-upon-Avon, two watercolourboth 21.5 x 30.5 cm. (8 x 12 in.) (2).

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Henry Wallis R.W.S. (British, 1830-1916)

Lot 104: Henry Wallis R.W.S. (British, 1830-1916)

Description: A study of a late 16th century Iznik dish watercolour27.3 x 27.3 cm. (10 3/4 x 10 3/4 in.)and a study of an Iznik drinking vessel by the same hand, (2).

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Lot 104: HENRY WALLIS, R.W.S. (1830-1916)

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Description: A STREET SCENE IN SUEZ with inscription "a Street Scene in Suez/ by Henry Wallis" (on an old label attached to the backing) pencil and watercolour heightened with bodycolour and gum arabic 25 x 17 1/4 in. (63.5 x 43.7 cm.) PROVENANCE with Mathaf Gallery. EXHIBITED London, Royal Society of Painters in Watercolours, 1887, no.23. Early in his career Wallis painted a small group of paintings depicting scenes and incidents with strong literary associations. Of these, it was Chatterton, exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1856, which established his reputation. Wallis was much influenced in his early career by the Pre-Raphaelites but later developed a less intense vision. He travelled in Italy, Egypt, and the Middle East and illustrated a number of books on Persian works of art.

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A fruit market, Suez

Lot 128: A fruit market, Suez

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Description: Henry Wallis (British, 1830-1916) A fruit market, Suez pencil, gouache and watercolour on paper 26¾ x 19 in. (67.9 x 48.3 cm.)

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Henry Wallis (British, 1830-1916)

Lot 138: Henry Wallis (British, 1830-1916)

Description: Study of a Spanish lady,pencil and watercolour, 8 3/4 x 12 in. (22.2 x 30.5 cm.)

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Lot 158: Attributed to Henry Wallis (British, 1830-1916)

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Description: Roman Theatre, Taorminawatercolour 22 x 37cm (8 11/16 x 14 9/16in).

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HENRY WALLIS, RSW, SIGNED, WATERCOLOUR, Two

Lot 243: HENRY WALLIS, RSW, SIGNED, WATERCOLOUR, Two

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Description: HENRY WALLIS, RSW, SIGNED, WATERCOLOUR, Two Children Picking Wild Flowers in a Meadow (see label verso), 5 1/2" x 9"

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Circle of Henry Wallis. R.W.S. (1830-1916)

Lot 271: Circle of Henry Wallis. R.W.S. (1830-1916)

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Description: Saint Joan of Arc inscribed and dated 'St. Joan of Arc Henry Wallis 1894' (on the stretcher) oil on canvas, unframed 311/2 x 50 in. (80 x 127 cm.).

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Lot 289: WALLIS, Henry (1830-1916). Notes on Some Examples

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Description: WALLIS, Henry (1830-1916). Notes on Some Examples of Early Persian Lustre Ware. No. 3. London: Bernard Quaritch, 1889. Folio (382 x 288mm). 8 chromolithographed plates, publisher's advertisement slip inserted (occasional light staining). Original grey printed wrappers (lower wrapper torn with loss, a few short tears). PRESENTATION COPY, the upper wrapper inscribed, "Thomas Armstrong, ?Feby. 15th, Kind regards from Henry Wallis." Henry Wallis, Pre-Raphaelite painter, is perhaps best known for his painting "The Death of Chatterton".

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Lot 296: WALLIS, HENRY (1830-1916)

Description: A despatch from Trebizond, Shakespeare Oil/canvas 36x54 inches (91.5x137.8 cm) Init. (Lower Right) Inscr./label/verso. Exhib.: Royal Academy, no.977, 1873.

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[ Books ]

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Description: * Wallis (Henry, 1830-1916). A series of twenty-four autograph letters signed 'Henry Wallis' to his son Felix, c. 1885-1906, writing from Cairo, Rome, Turin, Alexandria, Exeter, etc., with talk of his travels, plus general domestic matters such as plumbing problems, payments, correspondence, organizing of books and proofs, also occ. details of artefacts found or bought including antiquities, textiles, glass and curios, with mentions of sending these home and references to contacting the British Museum, a couple of letters in pencil, a total of approx. 73pp., mostly 8vo, together with two autograph letters to his mother, n.d., 7pp., two letters to Violet, one dated 26th December 1913, 3pp., Henry Wallis's passport with numerous stamps and two pencil sketches at rear, a signed note, a receipt (1868), a signed inventory, 1912, a lock of "father's hair" (in an envelope postmarked 1866), plus a small group of related letters and papers belonging to Felix and family including correspondence from Laurence Binyon at the British Museum. Henry Wallis was a notable painter and ceramics expert. 'By early 1855 Wallis was acquainted with the novelist and poet George Meredith. This led to Meredith's posing for the face of the dead poet Thomas Chatterton in Wallis's painting Chatterton (Tate collection), which was exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1856. This picture made Wallis famous overnight: John Ruskin, for example, described it as 'faultless and wonderful' (Parris, 144). Its continuing fascination for the public owes much to the way in which it is inextricably linked with a real-life 'romance': in the summer of 1857, if not before, Wallis and Meredith's wife, Mary Ellen, daughter of Thomas Love Peacock, became lovers. Mary Meredith left her husband, and had a son with Wallis, Harold (Felix) Meredith (later Wallis) in April 1858. Mary Ellen died in October 1861.' (DNB). In 1859 he came into a comfortable inheritance and, though he remained a Royal Academy exhibitor until 1877, he never again made the same artistic impact. His energies were then largely spent travelling abroad and writing on archaeology, ceramics, and Renaissance, much of which was published in the Art Journal between 1882 and 1890. He also published twenty volumes on Persian, Egyptian, Greek, and Byzantine ceramics often using his own illustrations. He died, unmarried, at his home in Croydon and was buried in Highgate cemetery. (a folder) PLEASE NOTE: Buyer's Premium for this lot is 21%

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HENRY WALLIS (1830-1916) British

Lot 460: HENRY WALLIS (1830-1916) British

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Description: HENRY WALLIS (1830-1916) British Young Girls Picking Flowers in a Meadow, a thatched cottage beyond Watercolour Signed

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Lot 486: WALLIS, Henry (1830-1916, British)

Description: Ealaine, mono.d.1861 i.verso Oil Painting (19x23in).

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