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Lot 211: JOHN BRETT, A.R.A. 1830-1902
Victorian & Edwardian Pictures
March 10, 2005
London, United Kingdom
signed and dated l.r.: John Brett 1877; inscribed on an old label attached to the stretcher: 1885/ Jan.ry 16th/ No39/ Alfred Morrison Esq/ Coast Scene with Calm Sea/ by J. Brett 1877.
oil on canvas
Notes: This is a view of Parn Voose Cove, to the east of the Lizard and is based on sketches made early in September 1877 from Hot Point, near the lifeboat station. It belonged to Alfred Morrison of Fonthill, Brett's principal patron from 1864 onwards, who bought more than twenty-five works from the artist.
Alfred Morrison, bought from the artist, 16 January 1885;
Sotheby's Belgravia, 17 May 1977, lot 57;
British Rail Pension Fund;
Dimensions: 30.5 by 61 cm. ; 12 by 24 in.
Exhibited: Hayward Gallery, Landscape in Britian 1850-1950, 1983, no. 31