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Lot 49: WALTER  LANGLEY,  R.I.

British & Irish Art

by Sotheby's

May 10, 2012

London, United Kingdom

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Description: 1852-1922
WAITING  FOR  THE  BOATS
signed  and  dated  l.r.:  WALTER  LANGLEY  /  85
watercolour
42  by  120cm.,  16  by  47in.

Provenance: Purchased from the Royal Institute exhibition of 1885 by W.H. Michael, Q.C., of 4 Kings Bench Walk, Temple;
J.H.W.V. Simcoe of Branksome Lodge, Surrey;
Christie's, London, 9 February 1907, lot 94 bought 'Sampson';
Mrs. Tunnicliffe of Church Gresley, Derbyshire, and by thence by descent until 1999;
Christie's, London, 10 June 1999, lot 22;
Private collection

Exhibited: London, Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours, 1885, no.912;
Birmingham, Royal Birmingham Society of Artists, Autumn Exhibition, 1885, no.729;
Manchester, Royal Jubilee Exhibition, 1887, no.1368

Literature: Art Journal, 1885, pp.187-8, illus.;
Roger Langley, Walter Langley: Pioneer of the Newlyn Art Colony, Bristol, 1997, pp.59 (the sketch for the present work illustrated), 72, 159, 78;
Roger Langley, Walter Langley: From Birmingham to Newlyn, 2011, p.44

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