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Lot 478: Edward Frederick Brewtnall, RWS, RBA (British, 1846-1902) 'For snow comes thick at Christmas tide'


by Bonhams

October 29, 2009

Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom

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Description: 'For snow comes thick at Christmas tide'
signed with initials 'EFB' (lower left), watercolour and bodycolour,
25.5 x 36cm (10 1/16 x 14 3/16in).

Handwritten label verso reads:
'No. 1
For Snow comes thick at christmas tide
and we can neither walk nor ride
The hawk and hound at home must bide

E.F Brewtnall
24 Grove Place
Alpha Road

The lines appear to be derived from Sir Walter Scott's 1808 epic poem 'Marmion' which is based on the battle of Flodden.

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