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Painter, b. 1816 - d. 1900

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      • Sir Frederic William Burton, RHA, FSA (Irish, 1816-1900) The Lilac Seller
        Mar. 20, 2024

        Sir Frederic William Burton, RHA, FSA (Irish, 1816-1900) The Lilac Seller

        Est: £10,000 - £15,000

        Sir Frederic William Burton, RHA, FSA (Irish, 1816-1900) The Lilac Seller signed with initials (lower right); inscribed 'drawn for me by FW. Burton. W.G.B.' (on remnants of a label attached to the reverse) watercolour and bodycolour 51 x 28.5cm (20 1/16 x 11 1/4in).

        Bonhams
      • Sir Frederic William Burton, RHA FSA (Irish, 1816-1900) Portrait of a young boy
        Nov. 15, 2023

        Sir Frederic William Burton, RHA FSA (Irish, 1816-1900) Portrait of a young boy

        Est: £1,500 - £2,000

        Attributed to Sir Frederic William Burton, RHA FSA (Irish, 1816-1900) Portrait of a young boy pencil and watercolour 38 x 33cm (14 15/16 x 13in).

        Bonhams
      • Frederick William (sir) Burton, United Kingdom (1860-1900), Figures on a path, oil on canvas, 9 3/4 x 6 1/2 inches
        Sep. 11, 2021

        Frederick William (sir) Burton, United Kingdom (1860-1900), Figures on a path, oil on canvas, 9 3/4 x 6 1/2 inches

        Est: $300 - $500

        Frederick William (sir) Burton United Kingdom, (1860-1900) Figures on a path oil on canvas signed lower right, gilt-framed.

        Link Auction Galleries
      • Frederic William Burton (Irish, 1816-1900) An early preliminary study of Helen Faucit as Antigone, c. 1845
        May. 03, 2021

        Frederic William Burton (Irish, 1816-1900) An early preliminary study of Helen Faucit as Antigone, c. 1845

        Est: $1,000 - $2,000

        Frederic William Burton (Irish, 1816-1900) An early preliminary study of Helen Faucit as Antigone, c. 1845 graphite on paper inscribed (verso) 17 1/2 x 9 3/4 inches. The present lot is very similar to a finished watercolor study by Burton, Helen Faucit (1817-1898), later Lady Martin, as Antigone, c. 1845, included in the National Gallery of Ireland's collection and a finished painting of the same subject, c. 1845, now in the National Galleries of Scotland. In 2018, the National Gallery of Ireland included the finished watercolor in the exhibition catalogue, Frederic William Burton: For the Love of Art. The subject of the present work is Helen Faucit, an actress who came to Dublin in 1845 and was acclaimed for her role as Antigone in a new translation of Sophocles' tragedy. Burton, struck by her beauty and classical profile, made the comparison with figures on a Greek frieze or vase. The drawing is likely a preliminary study for the watercolor. It was Burton's habit to execute numerous studies before making decisions about a final composition. It is probable that the head on the table (a tripod cinerary urn) is that of King Creon, who became responsible for the death of Antigone. The item in her arms is a reference to the wreath that she holds in the finished work. Burton would have researched the story of Antigone to ensure he devised the most appropriate composition. Property from the Joshua B. Kind Trust, Downers Grove, Illinois

        Hindman
      • Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828-1882) letter, stamped envelope and autograph to friend and water colorist Sir Frederic William Burton (1816-1900), dated 20 Nov 1863. 7"H x 9"W
        Nov. 07, 2020

        Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828-1882) letter, stamped envelope and autograph to friend and water colorist Sir Frederic William Burton (1816-1900), dated 20 Nov 1863. 7"H x 9"W

        Est: $140 - $250

        Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828-1882) letter, stamped envelope and autograph to friend and water colorist Sir Frederic William Burton (1816-1900), dated 20 Nov 1863. Stationary is embossed 16 Cheyne Walk, Chelsea (where he was banned from keeping peacocks due to the noise). Envelope addressed to F.W. Burton, Esq, 43 Argyle Road, Kensington, stamped London S.W. Rossetti was an English painter and poet who helped found the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, a group of painters treating religious, moral, and medieval subjects in a nonacademic manner. Burton was a watercolor painter and art administrator. Appointed director of the National Gallery 1874 and knighted in 1884. Died 43 Argyle Road, Kensington. 7"H x 9"W

        Ripley Auctions
      • Sir Frederick William Burton RHA (1816-1900) Faust and Marguerite
        Apr. 14, 2020

        Sir Frederick William Burton RHA (1816-1900) Faust and Marguerite

        Est: €8,000 - €12,000

        Sir Frederick William Burton RHA (1816-1900) Faust and Marguerite watercolour h:44.50  w:39.50 cm. Provenance: Christie, Manson and Woods Auction of Sir F.W. Burton's "Drawings, Sketches etc.", 21st June 1901, Cat. No.146; James Adam & Bonhams, 31st May 2006, Lot 93; Private Collection First performed in Paris in 1846, Hector Berlioz's opera The Damnation of Faust was loosely based on a story by Goethe. In turn, Berlioz's opera inspired Faust and Marguerite, a romantic but tragic play written four years later by Michel Carré. The story of Faust inspired other artists of the nineteenth century, among them Delacroix, whose Faust and Mephistopheles is in the Wallace Collection, and Ary Scheffer, whose 1846 painting is in the National Gallery Victoria, Australia. Frederick Leighton (1830-1896), also painted Faust and Marguerite; a work now in the Calderdale civic collection in the UK. Thus, Frederic William Burton's watercolour Faust and Marguerite, dating from the mid 1850's, is very much in keeping with European culture of the times. A moral tale, Carré's play begins with Faust's realising, as old age advances, that he has missed out on life. In desperation he seeks the help of the devil, Méphistophéles, to find youth and love. The devil promises Faust a beautiful young village girl, Marguerite, but in return demands his soul. Eventually, seduced and abandoned, Marguerite loses her mind, and in Carré's play—in contrast to Goethe's story—Faust pays for his perfidious behaviour by going to Hell. Burton produced two paintings that illustrate the story. His watercolour Faust and Marguerite depicts Faust courting Marguerite in a garden, while secretly observed by her neighbour Marthe, and by a mocking Mephistopheles. A second, more highly-finished painting, Faust's First Sight of Marguerite, exhibited by Burton at the Royal Watercolour Society in London in 1857, is set, not in a garden, but in a medieval German city. It was acquired at auction by the National Gallery of Ireland in 2001. Slighter and more impressionist than the work acquired by the National Gallery, Faust and Marguerite appears to have been a preparatory sketch, intended by Burton to form the basis of a more finished work. Details of costume are similar in both paintings, while the pose of the two protagonists in Faust and Marguerite also relates to his great masterpiece Hellelil and Hildebrand, The Meeting on the Turret Stair (1864), a watercolour bequeathed to the National Gallery of Ireland in 1900 by Margaret Stokes. Faust and Marguerite probably remained in the collection of Burton himself, and in June 1901, a year after his death, his studio collection was sold by Christies, in London. Entitled 'Drawings, Sketches, &c of Sir F. W. Burton, LL.D F.S.A. Deceased, late Director of the National Gallery', the sale included Cat. No. 146: Faust and Marguerite, measuring 17 by 15 inches. As Burton's Faust's First Sight of Marguerite is larger, measuring 28 x 24 inches, it is clearly not that work, while the dimensions of the present watercolour, Faust and Marguerite, closely match those in the 1901 Christies catalogue. Peter Murray, March 2020

        Morgan O'Driscoll
      • SIR FREDERIC WILLIAM BURTON R.H.A. (IRISH 1816-1900)
        Mar. 17, 2020

        SIR FREDERIC WILLIAM BURTON R.H.A. (IRISH 1816-1900)

        Est: £2,500 - £3,500

        SIR FREDERIC WILLIAM BURTON R.H.A. (IRISH 1816-1900) The widow of Wöhlm signed and dated FWBurton / MDCCCLIX upper left; signed, titled and dated on a label on the backboard watercolour 46 x 58.5 cm (18 x 23 in) Painted in 1859 Provenance: Robinson Esq (by 1862) Exhibited: London, Old Watercolour Society, 1859 London, International Exhibition, 1862, no. 1211 In 1859 The Times wrote of the present work: 'No early master, not Memling or Van Eyck, not Martin Schon, Cranach, or Holbein, ever painted an individual physiognomy more conscientiously than Mr Burton has painted his widow'. Whilst staying in Munich in 1844 Burton had been engaged by Maximilien II, King of Bavaria. In subsequent years he returned there to produce detailed watercolours inspired by the local people and architecture. Other German subjects included Peasantry in Franconia waiting for Confession and The Procession in Bamberg Cathedral. * Please note that this lot is subject to import VAT at a rate of 5% on the Hammer Price and the prevailing rate on the Buyer’s Premium.

        Chiswick Auctions
      • SIR FREDERIC WILLIAM BURTON R.H.A. (IRISH 1816-1900)
        Jun. 19, 2019

        SIR FREDERIC WILLIAM BURTON R.H.A. (IRISH 1816-1900)

        Est: £6,000 - £8,000

        SIR FREDERIC WILLIAM BURTON R.H.A. (IRISH 1816-1900) The widow of Wöhlm  signed and dated FWBurton / MDCCCLIX upper left; signed, titled and dated on a label on the backboard watercolour 46 x 58.5cm (18 x 23in) Painted in 1859 Provenance: J. Robinson Esq by 1862 Exhibited: London, Old Watercolour Society, 1859 London, International Exhibition, 1862, no. 1211 The present work was greatly praised when it was first exhibited at the Old Watercolour Society in London in 1959. One reviewer commended it as the highlight of the exhibition. He described it glowingly as: ‘The picture of highest intent’ noted Burton’s technical dexterity, and concluded: ‘...there is not another picture of the year which can assert stronger claim to the high dignity of art’ (Blackwood Magazine, December 1959, p. 141). The Times wrote: 'No early master, not Memling or Van Eyck, not Martin Schon, Cranach, or Holbein, ever painted an individual physiognomy more conscientiously than Mr Burton has painted his widow.’ The work’s origin and success stemmed from Burton’s regular travels through Europe, and in particular the time he spent in Germany. Whilst staying in Munich in 1844 he was engaged by Maximilien II, King of Bavaria to restore and make copies of works in the Royal Collections. Burton returned to Munich in 1851, living and working for Maximilien for the next seven years. He produced detailed watercolours inspired by the local people and the surrounding architecture, returning annually to exhibit in London. As well as the present work, German subjects included Peasantry in Franconia waiting for Confession and The Procession in Bamberg Cathedral. * Please note that this lot is subject to import VAT at a rate of 5% on the Hammer Price and the prevailing rate on the Buyer’s Premium.

        Chiswick Auctions
      • SIR FREDERICK WILLIAM BURTON RHA (IRISH 1816-1900)
        Mar. 06, 2019

        SIR FREDERICK WILLIAM BURTON RHA (IRISH 1816-1900)

        Est: £15,000 - £25,000

        SIR FREDERICK WILLIAM BURTON RHA (IRISH 1816-1900) The Romany Girl Signed with monogram and dated 1865 Watercolour and bodycolour over pencil 50 x 37 cm (19 3/4 x 14 1/2 in) Provenance: Catalogue of Ancient & Modern Pictures & Drawings, Christie, Manson & Woods, Ltd., June 18th 1943 where purchased by Henry Seymour Guinness of Burton Hall, Stillorgan, Dublin (1858-1945). He was Governor of the Bank of Ireland and the first Protestant Senator in the Free State Senate. Thence by descent to his grandson the present owner. Saleroom Notice: in the printed catalogue, please note that the provenance for this Lot is: Ancient & Modern Pictures & Drawings, Christie, Manson & Woods, Ltd., June 18th 1943 where purchased by Henry Seymour Guinness of Burton Hall, Stillorgan, Dublin (1858-1945)

        Chiswick Auctions
      • SIR FREDERICK WILLIAM BURTON RHA (IRISH 1816-1900)
        Mar. 06, 2019

        SIR FREDERICK WILLIAM BURTON RHA (IRISH 1816-1900)

        Est: £10,000 - £15,000

        SIR FREDERICK WILLIAM BURTON RHA (IRISH 1816 - 1900) The Little Scholar Signed with initials FWB Watercolour and bodycolour over pencil 42 x 33 cm (16 1/2 x 13 in) Provenance: The Important Collection of Sir Thomas Lucas Bart., Lot 2, Christie's June 7th 1902; Private Collection UK.  Purchased by Henry Seymour Guinness of Burton Hall, Stillorgan, Dublin (1858-1945). He was Governor of thee Bank of Ireland and the first Protestant Senator in the Free State Senate. Thence by descent to his grandson the present owner.

        Chiswick Auctions
      • SIR FREDERICK WILLIAM BURTON | The Widow of Wöhlm
        Sep. 11, 2018

        SIR FREDERICK WILLIAM BURTON | The Widow of Wöhlm

        Est: £20,000 - £30,000

        watercolour

        Sotheby's
      • SIR FREDERIC WILLIAM BURTON, RHA FSA (IRISH, 1816-1900) - Faust and Marguerite
        Jul. 03, 2018

        SIR FREDERIC WILLIAM BURTON, RHA FSA (IRISH, 1816-1900) - Faust and Marguerite

        Est: £1,000 - £1,500

        SIR FREDERIC WILLIAM BURTON, RHA FSA (IRISH, 1816-1900) Faust and Marguerite watercolour heightened with white 44.7 x 40cm (17 5/8 x 15 3/4in).

        Bonhams
      • Paul Adolphe Rajon (French 1843 - 1888) Four Etchings Including Whistler
        May. 21, 2018

        Paul Adolphe Rajon (French 1843 - 1888) Four Etchings Including Whistler

        Est: $300 - $500

        Portraits of James Whistler, the violinist Pablo de Sarasate, George Eliot, and an unidentified woman. All signed and dated in the plate. The Eliot portrait is after Frederick William Burton (British 1816 - 1900), pencil signed by Rajon, and inscribed "a mon ami, O. L. Warner". The unidentified woman portrait is also pencil signed and inscribed the same way.

        Locati LLC
      • FREDERICK WILLIAM BURTON RHA (1816-1900)Portrait of a Young Woman, probably Miss Annie CallwellConté, 60 x 43cm (23¾ x 17'')Signed
        Feb. 25, 2018

        FREDERICK WILLIAM BURTON RHA (1816-1900)Portrait of a Young Woman, probably Miss Annie CallwellConté, 60 x 43cm (23¾ x 17'')Signed

        Est: €600 - €1,000

        FREDERICK WILLIAM BURTON RHA (1816-1900)Portrait of a Young Woman, probably Miss Annie CallwellConté, 60 x 43cm (23¾ x 17'')Signed

        Adam's
      • Sir Frederic William Burton, RHA FSA (Irish, 1816-1900) Faust and Marguerite
        Nov. 21, 2017

        Sir Frederic William Burton, RHA FSA (Irish, 1816-1900) Faust and Marguerite

        Est: £2,000 - £3,000

        SIR FREDERIC WILLIAM BURTON, RHA FSA (IRISH, 1816-1900) Faust and Marguerite watercolour heightened with white 44.7 x 40cm (17 5/8 x 15 3/4in).

        Bonhams
      • Sir Frederick William Burton RHA RWS (1816-1900)Market Girl with Basket of PeachesWatercolour, 38 x 28.25cm (15 x 11)Signed and dated 1858There is an exhibition of the artist's work scheduled to open in October 2017 - January 2018 in the Nation
        Mar. 29, 2017

        Sir Frederick William Burton RHA RWS (1816-1900)Market Girl with Basket of PeachesWatercolour, 38 x 28.25cm (15 x 11)Signed and dated 1858There is an exhibition of the artist's work scheduled to open in October 2017 - January 2018 in the Nation

        Est: €2,000 - €3,000

        Sir Frederick William Burton RHA RWS (1816-1900)Market Girl with Basket of PeachesWatercolour, 38 x 28.25cm (15 x 11)Signed and dated 1858There is an exhibition of the artist's work scheduled to open in October 2017 - January 2018 in the National Gallery of Ireland.

        Adam's
      • SIR FREDERICK WILLIAM BURTON | The Widow of Wöhlm
        Dec. 15, 2016

        SIR FREDERICK WILLIAM BURTON | The Widow of Wöhlm

        Est: £30,000 - £50,000

        watercolour

        Sotheby's
      • Sir Frederick William Burton RHA RWS (1816-1900)Market Girl with Basket of PeachesWatercolour, 38 x 28.25cm (15 x 11)Signed and dated 1858There is an exhibition of the artist's work scheduled to open in October 2017 - January 2018 in the Nation
        Dec. 07, 2016

        Sir Frederick William Burton RHA RWS (1816-1900)Market Girl with Basket of PeachesWatercolour, 38 x 28.25cm (15 x 11)Signed and dated 1858There is an exhibition of the artist's work scheduled to open in October 2017 - January 2018 in the Nation

        Est: €4,000 - €6,000

        Sir Frederick William Burton RHA RWS (1816-1900)Market Girl with Basket of PeachesWatercolour, 38 x 28.25cm (15 x 11)Signed and dated 1858There is an exhibition of the artist's work scheduled to open in October 2017 - January 2018 in the National Gallery of Ireland, curated by Dr Marie Bourke.

        Adam's
      • Frederick William Burton(1816-1900) Portrait of Baron/ Judge Richard Pennefather (1773-1859) unsigned oil on canvas hand written labels verso 91cm x 64cm Provenance consigned from a family member Richard Pennefather (1773-1859) was an Irish judge, who enjoyed a high reputation for legal ability and integrity, and was praised in particular for his scrupulously impartial conduct of the politically sensitive Doneraile Conspiracy Trials of 1829
        Jun. 23, 2016

        Frederick William Burton(1816-1900) Portrait of Baron/ Judge Richard Pennefather (1773-1859) unsigned oil on canvas hand written labels verso 91cm x 64cm Provenance consigned from a family member Richard Pennefather (1773-1859) was an Irish judge, who enjoyed a high reputation for legal ability and integrity, and was praised in particular for his scrupulously impartial conduct of the politically sensitive Doneraile Conspiracy Trials of 1829

        Est: £600 - £1,000

        Frederick William Burton(1816-1900) Portrait of Baron/ Judge Richard Pennefather (1773-1859) unsigned oil on canvas hand written labels verso 91cm x 64cm Provenance consigned from a family member Richard Pennefather (1773-1859) was an Irish judge, who enjoyed a high reputation for legal ability and integrity, and was praised in particular for his scrupulously impartial conduct of the politically sensitive Doneraile Conspiracy Trials of 1829

        Ewbank's
      • Sir Frederick William Burton RHA (1816-1900) Portrait of a Gentleman
        Jan. 18, 2016

        Sir Frederick William Burton RHA (1816-1900) Portrait of a Gentleman

        Est: €2,000 - €3,000

        Sir Frederick William Burton RHA (1816-1900) Portrait of a Gentleman watercolour h:39  w:31 cm. Provenance: Private Collection

        Morgan O'Driscoll
      • Frederick Wm. Burton, (1816-1900) Pen & Ink Sketch: ''A Viking Standard Be
        Oct. 06, 2015

        Frederick Wm. Burton, (1816-1900) Pen & Ink Sketch: ''A Viking Standard Be

        Est: €350 - €500

        Frederick Wm. Burton, (1816-1900) Pen & Ink Sketch: ''A Viking Standard Bearer, leading a charge,'' approx. 20cms x 12cms (8'' x 4 1/2''), signed and inscribed, 4th April, 1851, with wash mount and gilt frame. (1)

        Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers
      • SIR FREDERICK WILLIAM BURTON | Shireen
        Jul. 15, 2015

        SIR FREDERICK WILLIAM BURTON | Shireen

        Est: £20,000 - £30,000

        watercolour and bodycolour

        Sotheby's
      • Sir Frederick William Burton RHA RWS (1816-1900) Act IV, Sc.1 from Byron's
        Apr. 01, 2015

        Sir Frederick William Burton RHA RWS (1816-1900) Act IV, Sc.1 from Byron's

        Est: €2,000 - €4,000

        Sir Frederick William Burton RHA RWS (1816-1900) Act IV, Sc.1 from Byron's 'The Two Foscari' Watercolour, 67 x 82cm (26¼ x 32¼'') Signed and dated 1838 Provenance: Thomas Philip, Earl de Grey, bought from the Royal Hibernian Academy Exhibition, 1838, 45 gns. Exhibited: Dublin, Royal Hibernian Academy, 1838, No.180 Literature: W.G. Strickland, A Dictionary of Irish Artists, vol.1, Shannon, 1969, p.136 The present watercolour depicts a scene from Byron's celebrated work of 1821, which was subsequently produced by Verdi as I Due Forcari. Jacopo Foscari, illegally returning to Venice from exile, awaits the decision of the Council of Ten on his fate. His wife pleads with the old Doge, learning, however, that the Council has decreed exile. The Doge himself is divided between public duty and family loyalty. His father, the Doge, comes to bid him farewell and Jacopo Loredano, an enemy of the Foscari, comes to lead Jacopo before the Council, which condemns him. At carnival time Jacopo is taken to the barge that will carry him to exile. Another confesses to the murder of which Jacopo was accused, but, as his wife tells her father-in-law, the confession is too late, since Jacopo is now dead. The old man is forced by Loredano to resign his power, to be replaced as Doge. In the scene depicted Marina says to the Doge, 'You feel it then at last - you! Where is now the Stoic of the State?' The Doge, throwing himself down by his son's body, replies 'Here!...' The Earl de Grey was Lord Lieutenant of Ireland 1841-1844.

        Adam's
      • Sir Frederic William Burton, RHA FSA (Irish, 1816-1900) A portrait miniature of an Officer, wearing black coat with standing collar, gold buttons and epaulettes
        Dec. 03, 2014

        Sir Frederic William Burton, RHA FSA (Irish, 1816-1900) A portrait miniature of an Officer, wearing black coat with standing collar, gold buttons and epaulettes

        Est: -

        Sir Frederic William Burton, RHA FSA (Irish, 1816-1900) A portrait miniature of an Officer, wearing black coat with standing collar, gold buttons and epaulettes

        Bonhams
      • AFTER FREDERICK WILLIAM BURTON (1816-1900) A Blind Girl at a Holy Well Petit-point needlework, 54.5 x 46cm In a pierced foliate carved giltwood frame
        Nov. 23, 2014

        AFTER FREDERICK WILLIAM BURTON (1816-1900) A Blind Girl at a Holy Well Petit-point needlework, 54.5 x 46cm In a pierced foliate carved giltwood frame

        Est: €200 - €300

        AFTER FREDERICK WILLIAM BURTON (1816-1900) A Blind Girl at a Holy Well Petit-point needlework, 54.5 x 46cm In a pierced foliate carved giltwood frame

        Adam's
      • Sir Frederick William Burton RHA (1816-1900) Study of a Gentleman
        May. 19, 2014

        Sir Frederick William Burton RHA (1816-1900) Study of a Gentleman

        Est: €800 - €1,200

        Sir Frederick William Burton RHA (1816-1900) Study of a Gentleman watercolour h:40  w:32 cm. Provenance: Estate Sale, HOK,19th November 2002 lot 430 Private Collection This painting was originally catalogued as an Erskin Nichol but on further investigation it has been discovered to be by Sir Frederick William Burton RHA. Burton was born into a distinguished family whom lived ar Corofin House, Co. Clare. He first exhibited at the RHA at the age of only 16. His early training in watercolour painting influenced his entire artistic life. This work was a study for a much larger work by Burton. In 2012 Burton won RTE's Masterpiece - Ireland's Favourite Painting. This is the first work by Burton to come on the market since that competition.

        Morgan O'Driscoll
      • Sir Frederick William Burton RHA (1816-1900) Study of a Gentleman
        Feb. 18, 2013

        Sir Frederick William Burton RHA (1816-1900) Study of a Gentleman

        Est: €3,000 - €4,000

        Sir Frederick William Burton RHA (1816-1900) Study of a Gentleman watercolour h:40  w:32 in. Provenance: Estate Sale, HOK,19th November 2002 lot 430 Private Collection This painting was originally catalogued as an Erskin Nichol but on further investigation it has been discovered to be by Sir Frederick William Burton RHA. Burton was born into a distinguished family whom lived ar Corofin House, Co. Clare. He first exhibited at the RHA at the age of only 16. His early training in watercolour painting influenced his entire artistic life. This work was a study for a much larger work by Burton. In 2012 Burton won RTE's Masterpiece - Ireland's Favourite Painting. This is the first work by Burton to come on the market since that competition.

        Morgan O'Driscoll
      • Sir Frederic William Burton, R.H.A., R.W.S., Irish, 1816-1900 -
        Sep. 20, 2012

        Sir Frederic William Burton, R.H.A., R.W.S., Irish, 1816-1900 -

        Est: £600 - £1,000

        Sir Frederic William Burton, R.H.A., R.W.S., Irish, 1816-1900 - coastal scene with moored boats and children playing, signed with initials, oil on canvas h:27.50 w:17.50 in.

        Ewbank's
      • Sir Frederic William Burton, R.H.A., R.W.S., Irish, 1816-1900 -
        Jun. 21, 2012

        Sir Frederic William Burton, R.H.A., R.W.S., Irish, 1816-1900 -

        Est: £1,500 - £2,500

        Sir Frederic William Burton, R.H.A., R.W.S., Irish, 1816-1900 - coastal scene with moored boats and children playing, signed with initials, oil on canvas, h:27.50 w:17.50 in.

        Ewbank's
      • Frederick William Burton
        May. 02, 2012

        Frederick William Burton

        Est: €250 - €350

        Frederick William Burton, 1816-1900, Curraghfin, Co. Clare, Watercolour 5 x 20 cm.

        Sheppards
      • Sir Frederick William Burton R.H.A. (1816-1900)
        Oct. 12, 2011

        Sir Frederick William Burton R.H.A. (1816-1900)

        Est: £1,500 - £2,000

        Sir Frederick William Burton R.H.A. (1816-1900) The farmstead Oil on canvas Signed and dated 83 lower left 51 x 76 cm (20 x 30 in)

        Dreweatts 1759
      • Sir Frederic William Burton RHA (8 April 1816 - 16
        Jul. 12, 2011

        Sir Frederic William Burton RHA (8 April 1816 - 16

        Est: €2,000 - €4,000

        Sir Frederic William Burton RHA (8 April 1816 - 16 March 1900) A Portrait of Mary Florence Vanderbyl Watercolour, 46.5 x 37 cm (18.3x14.6") Signed and dated, also signed and dated verso, Aug 5th 1870

        Adam's
      • Sir Frederick William Burton, R.H.A., R.W.S. (1816-1900)
        Jun. 15, 2011

        Sir Frederick William Burton, R.H.A., R.W.S. (1816-1900)

        Est: £6,000 - £8,000

        Sir Frederick William Burton, R.H.A., R.W.S. (1816-1900) Portrait study of a young lady, half-length, facing to the left, probably for 'Cassandra Fedele' pencil and black chalk, on buff paper 21 x 14¾ in. (53.3 x 37.5 cm.)

        Christie's
      • Artwork by - Frederick William Burton (1816-1900)
        Mar. 23, 2011

        Artwork by - Frederick William Burton (1816-1900)

        Est: £100 - £200

        Artwork by - Frederick William Burton (1816-1900)

        Woolley & Wallis
      • Sir Frederick William Burton, R.H.A. (1816-1900)
        Mar. 16, 2011

        Sir Frederick William Burton, R.H.A. (1816-1900)

        Est: £1,500 - £2,500

        Sir Frederick William Burton, R.H.A. (1816-1900) The farmstead signed and dated 'F.W.BURTON'93' (lower left) oil on canvas 20 x 30 in. (50.8 x 76.2 cm.)

        Christie's
      • Sir Frederic William Burton, RHA FSA (Irish, 1816-1900) Feeding time at the cottage
        Feb. 02, 2011

        Sir Frederic William Burton, RHA FSA (Irish, 1816-1900) Feeding time at the cottage

        Est: -

        Feeding time at the cottage signed 'F. W. Burton' (lower right), oil on board 44 x 35.5cm (17 5/16 x 14in).

        Bonhams
      • Frederick William Burton (1816-1900)
        Dec. 08, 2010

        Frederick William Burton (1816-1900)

        Est: £300 - £400

        Frederick William Burton (1816-1900)

        Woolley & Wallis
      • Sir Frederick William Burton RHA RWS (1816-1900)
        Dec. 06, 2010

        Sir Frederick William Burton RHA RWS (1816-1900)

        Est: €20,000 - €30,000

        Sir Frederick William Burton RHA RWS (1816-1900) Weary Pencil, watercolour and bodycolour, with gum arabic, 43 x 61cm (17 x 24" ) Signed with initials and dated 'F.W.B/ 1866', signed again and distinctly inscribed 'Weary/Fred. W. Burton/No 2/purchased by me in 1879/W.G'(on the artist's label attached to the frame) Provenance: Agnew's, London Exhibited: London, Royal Society of Painters in Watercolours, 63rd Exhibition, 1867, no. 139. Leeds, Exhibition of Works of Art, 1868. Literature: Illustrated London News, 4 May 1867, p. 447. Athenaeum, no. 2062,4 May 1867, p.595. Christie's Irish Sale, May 17 2001, p 114-115, illustrated. When Weary appeared at OWCS in 1867, Burton had just turned fifty-one. It was eleven years since his election to full membership, and three more would elapse before his resignation with Burne-Jones. Burne-Jones himself was showing four works, including St Theaphilus and the Angel. This important picture, since destroyed, was discussed by Ruskin in a lecture On the Present State of Modern Art which he delivered at the Royal Institution while the exhibition was on. An example of Burton's genre subjects, Weary shows a young Italian girl who has fallen asleep at her spinning. A cat is curled up beside her, emphasising the idea of a noonday rest or siesta. The picture was one of two that Burton exhibited in 1867, the other being entitled Shireen; but this was not, as might be imagined, an Irish subject. "Mr Burton", wrote the art critic on the Illustrated London News, "is represented by a drawing of a sleeping contadina, skilfully foreshortened and glowing with rich yet sober harmony of colour [Weary]; and by a large head of an Oriental beauty, manipulated in a masterly style [Shireen)". Tom Taylor, the art critic on the Times, failed to notice Burton's pictures, but probably not for want of appreciation. At the end of a preliminary piece about watercolour exhibitions in London, published on 29 April, he wrote that he hoped to return to the subject 'in a future article'. This, however, never materialized. On the other hand F.G. Stephens, a member of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood back in 1848 who had long since abandoned his brushes and now wrote art-criticism for the Athenaeum, was enthusiastic about Burton's work in a review that appeared on 4 May, the same day that saw the publication of the piece in the Illustrated London News. Having discussed Burne-Jones's paintings, Stephens continued: "Another figure-painter with equal aims to those of Mr Jones - inferior power, with colour, and superior skill in modeling and drawing to his - is Mr F.W. Burton. Two contributions - Weary, an Italian girl sleeping on the steps of a porch... in the perfect repose of exhaustion, and the superbly executed and fancied half-length of a beautiful woman in a Persian dress, called Shireen - will more than sustain the reputation of this artist, high as that is". Weary could be based on a sketch that Burton had made in Italy, or it may represent a model posed in the studio. Italians were popular as artists' models in Victorian London, being prized both for the grace of their movements and, when posed in the nude, for their fine physique. This girl, if indeed she is such a model, has evidently been asked to don her national dress. It is conceivable that she is the same, very pretty, Italian girl who posed for Burne-Jones in national costume at about this time. His drawing of her in Birmingham Art Gallery is worth comparing.

        Adam's
      • FREDERIC WILLIAM BURTON
        May. 06, 2010

        FREDERIC WILLIAM BURTON

        Est: -

        FREDERIC WILLIAM BURTON 1816 - 1900 STUDY FOR DAYDREAMS titled under the mount pencil 20.5 by 31cm.; 8 by 12¼in.

        Sotheby's
      • Sir Frederic William Burton, RHA FSA (Irish, 1816-1900) A Lady, wearing white dress, with long puffed gauze sleeves, black mantle lined with bright pink silk over her right shoulder, a cameo brooch at her corsage, she rests her left hand on a sprig
        Nov. 25, 2009

        Sir Frederic William Burton, RHA FSA (Irish, 1816-1900) A Lady, wearing white dress, with long puffed gauze sleeves, black mantle lined with bright pink silk over her right shoulder, a cameo brooch at her corsage, she rests her left hand on a sprig

        Est: £3,000 - £5,000

        A Lady, wearing white dress, with long puffed gauze sleeves, black mantle lined with bright pink silk over her right shoulder, a cameo brooch at her corsage, she rests her left hand on a sprig of lily-of-the-valley lying on a crimson cloth, a guitar leaning in the corner beyond. Signed on the reverse and dated Frederic Wm. Burton, R.H.A./ 1836, ormolu frame with scrolling foliate and floral border set on a red velvet mount. Rectangular, 127mm (5in) high Provenance: O. Löwit Collection, Vienna Christie's, 8 June 1971, lot 7 Exhibited: Albertina, Vienna, 1924, no.125 Portrait Miniatures from the Merchiston Collection, Scottish National Portrait Gallery, 23 September – 11 December 2005, no.69 Literature: Leo Schidlof, The Miniature in Europe, 1964, vol.I, p.119, ill.vol.II, pl.101, no.186 Daphne Foskett, A Dictionary of British Miniature Painters, 1972, vol.I, p.190, ill.vol.II, pl.33, no.105 Daphne Foskett, Miniatures: Dictionary and Guide, 1987, p.503 Stephen Lloyd, Exhibition Catalogue, 2005, p.78

        Bonhams
      • Sir Frederick William Burton, R.H.A. R.W.S.
        Sep. 22, 2009

        Sir Frederick William Burton, R.H.A. R.W.S.

        Est: £2,000 - £3,000

        Sir Frederick William Burton, R.H.A. R.W.S. (1816-1900) 'FAUST AND MARGUERITE' Watercolour and bodycolour over pencil with gum Arabic 44 x 39cm The legend of Faust, re-told in Christopher Marlowe' play 'The Tragicall History of Dr Faustus'' of 1604, was also the subject of Goethe's more celebrated poetic drama 'Faust', which was published in two parts, in 1808 and, after the author's death, in 1832. It tell the story of a mythical alchemist and astrologer and of a pact made between God and the evil spirit Mephistopheles (seen lurking behind trees to the left in this picture). God trusts in Faust's strength to resist any temptation that Mephistopheles might devise for him. However, when the damsel Marguerite (or Gretchen) is sent to Faust, he falls for her charms and seduces her. She dies and he descends into despair and self-loathing Provenance: Christie, Manson and Wood's, sale of Drawings, Sketches etc. of Sir F.W.Burton, Friday, June 21st 1901, lot 146

        Sworders
      • Frederic William Burton (Irish, 1816-1900) Abbey beyond
        Aug. 19, 2009

        Frederic William Burton (Irish, 1816-1900) Abbey beyond

        Est: -

        Abbey beyond signed 'F. W. Burton' (lower left), oil on board 31 x 46cm (12 3/16 x 18 1/8in).

        Bonhams
      • Frederic William Burton (Irish, 1816-1900) Feeding time at the cottage
        Aug. 19, 2009

        Frederic William Burton (Irish, 1816-1900) Feeding time at the cottage

        Est: -

        Feeding time at the cottage signed 'F. W. Burton' (lower right), oil on board 44 x 35.5cm (17 5/16 x 14in).

        Bonhams
      • Frederic William Burton (Irish, 1816-1900) Figures resting amongst the hay bales within a wooded landscape
        Aug. 19, 2009

        Frederic William Burton (Irish, 1816-1900) Figures resting amongst the hay bales within a wooded landscape

        Est: -

        Figures resting amongst the hay bales within a wooded landscape signed 'F. W. Burton'(lower right), oil on canvas 33 x 44cm (13 x 17 5/16in).

        Bonhams
      • Sir Frederick William Burton RHA RWS (1816-1900)
        Apr. 01, 2009

        Sir Frederick William Burton RHA RWS (1816-1900)

        Est: €3,000 - €5,000

        Sir Frederick William Burton RHA RWS (1816-1900) Portrait of Crofton Vandeleur and his Mother Watercolour, 66 x 46cm (26 x 18"), shaped Signed with monogram and dated 1851 Crofton Vandeleur of Kilrush, Co. Clare was the eldest son of John Vandeleur and his wife Frances, daughter of John Ormsby of Cloghans, Co. Mayo who is depicted here with her son, their heir. Crofton, whose grandfather Rev. John Vandeleur seated himself at Kilrush in 1687 and married Elizabeth Crofton of Inchirourke, Co. Limerick, married Alice Burton with whom he had six sons and four daughters.

        Adam's
      • Sir Frederick William Burton RHA RWS (1816-1900) A
        Mar. 02, 2009

        Sir Frederick William Burton RHA RWS (1816-1900) A

        Est: €2,000 - €3,000

        Sir Frederick William Burton RHA RWS (1816-1900) A ROCKY BANK AND TREES BEYOND, JUNE 1839 dated June 1839 and signed on the mount watercolour 25 by 36cm., 10 by 14in> Provenance: Collection of Sarah Purser; Her sale, Mespil House, Dublin, 1943; Whence purchased by the present owner's sister-in-law

        Whyte's
      • Sir Frederick William Burton RHA RWS (1816-1900)
        Mar. 02, 2009

        Sir Frederick William Burton RHA RWS (1816-1900)

        Est: €2,000 - €3,000

        Sir Frederick William Burton RHA RWS (1816-1900) STUDY OF ROCKS AT HOWTH, COUNTY DUBLIN signed and inscribed on the mount watercolour 33 by 44cm., 13 by 17.5in> Provenance: Collection of Sarah Purser; Her sale, Mespil House, Dublin, 1943; Whence purchased by the present owner's sister-in-law

        Whyte's
      • Sir Frederick William Burton RHA RWS (1816-1900)
        Mar. 02, 2009

        Sir Frederick William Burton RHA RWS (1816-1900)

        Est: €2,000 - €3,000

        Sir Frederick William Burton RHA RWS (1816-1900) TREES ON A FAR HILL, POSSIBLY IN THE TYROL inscribed on the mount watercolour 24 by 33cm., 9.5 by 13in> Provenance: Collection of Sarah Purser; Her sale, Mespil House, Dublin, 1943; Whence purchased by the present owner's sister-in-law

        Whyte's
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