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Lot 90: JOHN DOWNMAN, (BRITISH 1750-1824), CAPTAIN THE HONOURABLE W. WALDERGRAVEPlatinum House
October 11, 2012
Philadelphia, PA, USALive Auction
CAPTAIN THE HONOURABLE W. WALDERGRAVE
Signed with initials and dated 'J D / 1780' center right; also inscribed extensively on (partial) paper backing verso, charcoal, colored chalk and watercolor on paper, oval
8 1/4 x 6 3/4 in. (21 x 17.1cm) (image)
/spanThomas Agnew & Sons, Ltd., London.
Private Collection, The Bronx, New York.
Matted, framed – the image itself in generally good condition, executed on a single sheet of folded paper (i.e. like pages in a book). The lower right approx. half of the sheet on which the work is executed is cut, so that approx. 1 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches of sheet at bottom has been cut away (reasons unknown). The cut area is completely hidden by the overmat and does NOT touch the image itself. Areas of front of sheet are glued to back of sheet. There is light staining and a thin brown mat burn line. This mat burn line surrounds image but does not touch image.
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