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W.FRENCH (1815-1898), An evening bell, Steel engraving

Lot 683: W.FRENCH (1815-1898), An evening bell, Steel engraving

Auction Date: Nov 20, 2021

Estimate: €30 - €50

Description: William French (1815 Sussex - 1898 East Grinstead), An evening bell, 19th century, Steel engraving



  • Technique: Steel engraving on Paper

  • Inscription: Signed and titled at the bottom: "A Little Evening Bell"

  • Date: 19th century

  • Description: Mother playing with a little bell for her child

  • Keywords: Mother, Baby, 19th century, Romanticism, Portraits, Germany,

  • Size: 27,5 cm x 20,9 cm, Depiction: 19,9 cm x 15,7 cm

  • Condition: Good Condition. Still in good condition. Clearly foxed. Lower right corner creased. Torn at lower centre. The image makes a good impression.
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    Location: Frankfurt, DE

    Auction House: Fichter Kunsthandel

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    W.FRENCH (*1815) after RUBENS (*1577), Nude with fur coat, Etching

    Lot 921: W.FRENCH (*1815) after RUBENS (*1577), Nude with fur coat, Etching

    Auction Date: Nov 20, 2021

    Estimate: €30 - €50

    Description: William French (1815 Sussex - 1898 East Grinstead) after Peter Paul Rubens (1577 Siegen - 1640 Antwerpen), Nude with fur coat, 19th century, Etching



  • Technique: Etching on Paper

  • Inscription: Signed by the artist below the image in the printing plate and inscribed in French: "La Pelisse".

  • Date: 19th century

  • Description: After the original by Rubens from around 1638. Full-length depiction of a female nude with a precious fur coat wrapped around her. The depiction is surrounded by a frame of tendrils of wild wine.

  • Keywords: 19th century, Romanticism, Fashion, France,

  • Size: 30,5 cm x 21,5 cm, Depiction: 16,9 cm x 10,5 cm

  • Condition: Very good Condition. The edges of the sheet are slightly discoloured brownish. There is a short crease in the upper centre. The left sheet edge is unevenly trimmed in places.
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    Location: Frankfurt, DE

    Auction House: Fichter Kunsthandel

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    Percy (William Percy) French (1854 - 1920) Ireland

    Lot 171: Percy (William Percy) French (1854 - 1920) Ireland

    Auction Date: Nov 07, 2021

    Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000

    Description: Percy (William Percy) French (1854 - 1920) Ireland
    Watercolor on Paper
    Measure 5 3/4"in H x 7 3/4"in W and 8 3/4"in H x 10 1/2"in W with frame

    Known for: Watercolor landscape painting, sketching and illustration
    Biography: Percy French was born in 1854. Percy French grew up in Derby before being sent to school in Derry as preparation for entering Trinity College, Dublin. There he studied engineering and for seven years he worked as an engineer spending his spare time sketching and composing songs. He then abandoned his chosen career to pursue his artistic interests and in addition to painting he wrote stories, verse and libretti for a musical comedy, a comic opera and a full opera, all of which were produced in Dublin. He is best remembered for his atmospheric watercolour paintings of Irish bogs and skies, typically painted using a 'wet-on-wet' technique. His work as both an artist and popular entertainer is commemorated by the Percy French Society, which was formed in the 1980's, and which has a collection of some eighty watercolours by French on permanent display in the North Down Heritage Centre. Percy French passed away in 1920.
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    Location: Coral Gables, FL, US

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    Percy (William Percy) French (1854 - 1920) Ireland

    Lot 159: Percy (William Percy) French (1854 - 1920) Ireland

    Auction Date: Nov 07, 2021

    Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000

    Description: Percy (William Percy) French (1854 - 1920) Ireland
    Watercolor on Paper
    Measure 5 3/4"in H x 7 3/4"in W and 8 3/4"in H x 10 1/2"in W with frame

    Known for: Watercolor landscape painting, sketching and illustration
    Biography: Percy French was born in 1854. Percy French grew up in Derby before being sent to school in Derry as preparation for entering Trinity College, Dublin. There he studied engineering and for seven years he worked as an engineer spending his spare time sketching and composing songs. He then abandoned his chosen career to pursue his artistic interests and in addition to painting he wrote stories, verse and libretti for a musical comedy, a comic opera and a full opera, all of which were produced in Dublin. He is best remembered for his atmospheric watercolour paintings of Irish bogs and skies, typically painted using a 'wet-on-wet' technique. His work as both an artist and popular entertainer is commemorated by the Percy French Society, which was formed in the 1980's, and which has a collection of some eighty watercolours by French on permanent display in the North Down Heritage Centre. Percy French passed away in 1920.
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    Location: Coral Gables, FL, US

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    Percy (William Percy) French (1854 - 1920) Ireland

    Lot 160: Percy (William Percy) French (1854 - 1920) Ireland

    Auction Date: Nov 07, 2021

    Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000

    Description: Percy (William Percy) French (1854 - 1920) Ireland
    Watercolor on Paper
    Measure 5 3/4"in H x 7 3/4"in W and 8 1/2"in H x 10 1/2"in W with frame

    Known for: Watercolor landscape painting, sketching and illustration
    Biography: Percy French was born in 1854. Percy French grew up in Derby before being sent to school in Derry as preparation for entering Trinity College, Dublin. There he studied engineering and for seven years he worked as an engineer spending his spare time sketching and composing songs. He then abandoned his chosen career to pursue his artistic interests and in addition to painting he wrote stories, verse and libretti for a musical comedy, a comic opera and a full opera, all of which were produced in Dublin. He is best remembered for his atmospheric watercolour paintings of Irish bogs and skies, typically painted using a 'wet-on-wet' technique. His work as both an artist and popular entertainer is commemorated by the Percy French Society, which was formed in the 1980's, and which has a collection of some eighty watercolours by French on permanent display in the North Down Heritage Centre. Percy French passed away in 1920.
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    Location: Coral Gables, FL, US

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    Percy French (1854-1920 Irish) “Rain is Coming Over the Bog” Watercolour. (Conditioned, Garage find - previously unknown work!) SLR. 46cm x 39cm

    Lot 2566: Percy French (1854-1920 Irish) “Rain is Coming Over the Bog” Watercolour. (Conditioned, Garage find - previously unknown work!) SLR. 46cm x 39cm

    Auction Date: Oct 02, 2021

    Estimate: AUD550 - AUD1,100

    Description: Percy French (1854-1920 Irish) “Rain is Coming Over the Bog” Watercolour. (Conditioned, Garage find - previously unknown work!) SLR. 46cm x 39cm...

    Location: WYONG, NSW, AU

    Auction House: Treasure Island Auctions

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    William Percy French (1854-1920) The Little Grey Home Watercolour, 26.2 x 18cm (10 x 7'') Signed Provenance: With The Oriel Gallery, Dublin; The Eakin Gallery, Belfast; Collection of the late Vincent Ferguson; Private collection.

    Lot 23: William Percy French (1854-1920) The Little Grey Home Watercolour, 26.2 x 18cm (10 x 7'') Signed Provenance: With The Oriel Gallery, Dublin; The Eakin Gallery, Belfast; Collection of the late Vincent Ferguson; Private collection.

    Auction Date: Sep 29, 2021

    Estimate: €3,000 - €5,000

    Description: William Percy French (1854-1920) The Little Grey Home Watercolour, 26.2 x 18cm (10 x 7'') Signed Provenance: With The Oriel Gallery, Dublin; The Eakin Gallery, Belfast; Collection of the late Vincent Ferguson; Private collection....

    Location: Dublin 2, IE

    Auction House: Adam's

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    William Percy French (1854-1920) Misty River Scene Watercolour, 20 x 27.5cm (7¾ x 10¾'') Signed and dated 1904 Provenance: With The Eakin Gallery, Belfast.

    Lot 24: William Percy French (1854-1920) Misty River Scene Watercolour, 20 x 27.5cm (7¾ x 10¾'') Signed and dated 1904 Provenance: With The Eakin Gallery, Belfast.

    Auction Date: Sep 29, 2021

    Estimate: €2,000 - €3,000

    Description: William Percy French (1854-1920) The Little Grey Home Watercolour, 26.2 x 18cm (10 x 7'') Signed Provenance: With The Oriel Gallery, Dublin; The Eakin Gallery, Belfast; Collection of the late Vincent Ferguson; Private collection....

    Location: Dublin 2, IE

    Auction House: Adam's

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    PERCY FRENCH, 1854-1920

    Lot 107: PERCY FRENCH, 1854-1920

    Auction Date: Sep 28, 2021

    Estimate: €800 - €1,200

    Description: Grange Lake Co. Roscommon Watercolour, Label verso ÔC. Webb, 4 Crampton Quay, DublinÕ, frame maker....

    Location: Durrow, IE

    Auction House: Sheppards

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    William Percy French (1854-1920) RENVYLE, CONNEMARA, COUNTY GALWAY, 1908

    Lot 16: William Percy French (1854-1920) RENVYLE, CONNEMARA, COUNTY GALWAY, 1908

    Auction Date: Sep 27, 2021

    Estimate: €3,000 - €5,000

    Description: William Percy French(1854-1920)
    RENVYLE, CONNEMARA, COUNTY GALWAY, 1908
    watercolour
    signed and dated lower right; titled lower left
    h:6.75  w:9.75 in.
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    Location: Dublin, IE

    Auction House: Whyte's

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    William Percy French (1854-1920) SAILBOAT, 1900

    Lot 15: William Percy French (1854-1920) SAILBOAT, 1900

    Auction Date: Sep 27, 2021

    Estimate: €5,000 - €7,000

    Description: William Percy French(1854-1920)
    SAILBOAT, 1900
    watercolour
    signed and dated lower right
    h:11.75  w:8 in.

    Provenance:
    The Straide Gallery, Co. Antrim;
    Private collection
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    Location: Dublin, IE

    Auction House: Whyte's

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    William Percy French (1854-1920) SUNSET OVER A BOG, 1906

    Lot 17: William Percy French (1854-1920) SUNSET OVER A BOG, 1906

    Auction Date: Sep 27, 2021

    Estimate: €3,000 - €5,000

    Description: William Percy French(1854-1920)
    SUNSET OVER A BOG, 1906
    watercolour
    signed and dated lower left
    h:7  w:9.50 in.

    Provenance:
    The Straide Gallery, Co. Antrim;
    Private collection
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    Location: Dublin, IE

    Auction House: Whyte's

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    William Percy French (1854-1920) THATCHED COTTAGE IN A BOG

    Lot 14: William Percy French (1854-1920) THATCHED COTTAGE IN A BOG

    Auction Date: Sep 27, 2021

    Estimate: €4,000 - €6,000

    Description: William Percy French(1854-1920)
    THATCHED COTTAGE IN A BOG
    watercolour
    signed lower left
    h:6.50  w:9.50 in.
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    Location: Dublin, IE

    Auction House: Whyte's

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    Percy French (1854-1920 Irish) “Rain is Coming Over the Bog” Watercolour. (Conditioned, Garage find - previously unknown work!) SLR. 46cm x 39cm

    Lot 566: Percy French (1854-1920 Irish) “Rain is Coming Over the Bog” Watercolour. (Conditioned, Garage find - previously unknown work!) SLR. 46cm x 39cm

    Auction Date: Sep 25, 2021

    Estimate: AUD800 - AUD1,600

    Description: Percy French (1854-1920 Irish) “Rain is Coming Over the Bog” Watercolour. (Conditioned, Garage find - previously unknown work!) SLR. 46cm x 39cm...

    Location: WYONG, NSW, AU

    Auction House: Treasure Island Auctions

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    Percy French (Irish, 1854-1920) Clouds breaking over a Donegal landscape

    Lot 94: Percy French (Irish, 1854-1920) Clouds breaking over a Donegal landscape

    Auction Date: Jul 14, 2021

    Estimate: £1,500 - £2,000

    Description: Percy French (Irish, 1854-1920)
    Clouds breaking over a Donegal landscape
    signed 'Percy French 1911' (lower left)
    watercolour
    17.8 x 24.2cm (7 x 9 1/2in).
    For further information on this lot please visit the Bonhams website
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    Location: London, LDN, UK

    Auction House: Bonhams

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    Percy French (Irish, 1854-1920) Thames barges, Chelsea

    Lot 96: Percy French (Irish, 1854-1920) Thames barges, Chelsea

    Auction Date: Jul 14, 2021

    Estimate: £1,500 - £2,000

    Description: Percy French (Irish, 1854-1920)
    Thames barges, Chelsea
    signed 'Percy French' (lower left); inscribed 'Chelsea' (lower right)
    watercolour
    12.7 x 17.8cm (5 x 7in).
    For further information on this lot please visit the Bonhams website
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    Location: London, LDN, UK

    Auction House: Bonhams

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    Percy French (Irish, 1854-1920) Donegal landscape

    Lot 95: Percy French (Irish, 1854-1920) Donegal landscape

    Auction Date: Jul 14, 2021

    Estimate: £1,500 - £2,000

    Description: Percy French (Irish, 1854-1920)
    Donegal landscape
    signed 'Percy French' (lower right); inscribed 'To an old friend. March 27 1919' (lower left)
    watercolour
    17.8 x 26cm (7 x 10 1/4in).
    For further information on this lot please visit the Bonhams website
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    Location: London, LDN, UK

    Auction House: Bonhams

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    PERCY FRENCH (IRISH 1854-1920)

    Lot 101: PERCY FRENCH (IRISH 1854-1920)

    Auction Date: Jun 29, 2021

    Estimate: £1,200 - £1,800

    Description: PERCY FRENCH (IRISH 1854-1920)

    PERCY FRENCH (IRISH 1854-1920)
    Beach scene
    signed Percy French (lower right)
    watercolour
    16.5 x 25 cm (6 1/2 x 9 7/8 in)

    PROVENANCE:
    Private collection
    Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2020

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    Location: London, LDN, UK

    Auction House: Chiswick Auctions

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    William Percy French (1854-1920) BOGLAND WITH TURF STACKS

    Lot 31: William Percy French (1854-1920) BOGLAND WITH TURF STACKS

    Auction Date: May 31, 2021

    Estimate: €2,000 - €3,000

    Description: William Percy French(1854-1920)
    BOGLAND WITH TURF STACKS
    watercolour
    signed with initials lower right
    h:6.25  w:8.75 in.

    Provenance:
    Christie's Hamilton & Hamilton, Glenaulin House Sale, Dublin, 29 April 1985, lot 153;
    Private collection;
    de Veres, 8 December 2010, lot 4;
    Private collection
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    Location: Dublin, IE

    Auction House: Whyte's

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    William Percy French (1854-1920) THE COLOUR OF ERIN

    Lot 32: William Percy French (1854-1920) THE COLOUR OF ERIN

    Auction Date: May 31, 2021

    Estimate: €1,500 - €2,000

    Description: William Percy French(1854-1920)
    THE COLOUR OF ERIN
    watercolour
    signed with initials lower left; inscribed on reverse
    h:8.50  w:13.50 in.

    Provenance:
    Purchased from the family of the artist, c. 1970s;
    Thence by descent
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    Location: Dublin, IE

    Auction House: Whyte's

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    William Percy French (1854-1920) HA'PENNY BRIDGE, DUBLIN

    Lot 34: William Percy French (1854-1920) HA'PENNY BRIDGE, DUBLIN

    Auction Date: May 31, 2021

    Estimate: €2,500 - €3,500

    Description: William Percy French(1854-1920)
    HA'PENNY BRIDGE, DUBLIN
    watercolour
    signed lower left
    h:6.75  w:8.75 in.

    Provenance:
    Purchased from the family of the artist, c. 1970s;
    Thence by descent
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    Location: Dublin, IE

    Auction House: Whyte's

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    William Percy French (1854-1920) SEASCAPE

    Lot 33: William Percy French (1854-1920) SEASCAPE

    Auction Date: May 31, 2021

    Estimate: €1,500 - €2,000

    Description: William Percy French(1854-1920)
    SEASCAPE
    watercolour
    signed with initials lower right
    h:5  w:6.50 in.

    Provenance:
    Purchased from the family of the artist, c. 1970s;
    Thence by descent
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    Location: Dublin, IE

    Auction House: Whyte's

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    William Percy French (Irish 1854-1920), Sunset at Mayo

    Lot 44: William Percy French (Irish 1854-1920), Sunset at Mayo

    Auction Date: May 27, 2021

    Estimate: £600 - £800

    Description: William Percy French (Irish 1854-1920)Sunset at MayoWatercolour35 x 50cm (13¾ x 19½ in.)Provenance:Berwick House, Shropshire Exhibited:The Modern Gallery, New Bond Street London, Irish Exhibition, 1905, No. 58...

    Location: Newbury, BRK, UK

    Auction House: Dreweatts 1759 Fine Sales

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    William Percy French (1854-1920) SUNSET OVER THE BOG

    Lot 15: William Percy French (1854-1920) SUNSET OVER THE BOG

    Auction Date: Mar 22, 2021

    Estimate: €3,000 - €4,000

    Description: signed lower left...

    Location: Dublin, IE

    Auction House: Whyte's

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    PERCY FRENCH (1854-1926)

    Lot 632: PERCY FRENCH (1854-1926)

    Auction Date: Mar 12, 2021

    Estimate: €4,000 - €6,000

    Description: Irish bog Signed watercolour, dated 1904 Framed...

    Location: Durrow, IE

    Auction House: Sheppards

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    BERNA HARRIS-CHAPMAN: A 20TH CENTURY WATERCOLOUR COMMEMORATING PERCY FRENCH

    Lot 375: BERNA HARRIS-CHAPMAN: A 20TH CENTURY WATERCOLOUR COMMEMORATING PERCY FRENCH

    Auction Date: Feb 18, 2021

    Estimate: £150 - £200

    Description: BERNA HARRIS-CHAPMAN: A 20TH CENTURY WATERCOLOUR COMMEMORATING PERCY FRENCH depicting various scenes and places from his life, inscribed '1854-1920' and signed 'Berna Harris-Chapman', in a gilt glazed frame, 81cm wide x 49cm high (including frame)...

    Location: London, LDN, UK

    Auction House: Chiswick Auctions

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    Watercolor, Percy French

    Lot 5164: Watercolor, Percy French

    Auction Date: Dec 12, 2020

    Estimate: $500 - $700

    Description: Percy French (Irish, 1854-1920), "Shores of Lough," watercolor, signed lower right, titled verso, sight: 9.25"h x 12.25"w, overall (with frame): 20.25"h x 25.25"w...

    Location: Oakland, CA, US

    Auction House: Clars Auction Gallery

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    William Percy French (1854-1920) Coastal Scene Watercolour, 13 x 21cm (5 x 8¼'') Signed

    Lot 11: William Percy French (1854-1920) Coastal Scene Watercolour, 13 x 21cm (5 x 8¼'') Signed

    Auction Date: Dec 09, 2020

    Estimate: €3,000 - €5,000

    Description: William Percy French (1854-1920) Coastal Scene Watercolour, 13 x 21cm (5 x 8¼'') Signed...

    Location: Dublin 2, IE

    Auction House: Adam's

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    William Percy French (1854 - 1920) Lough Swilly Watercolour, 17 x 25cm (6¾ x 9¾'') Signed with initials and dated 1910

    Lot 10: William Percy French (1854 - 1920) Lough Swilly Watercolour, 17 x 25cm (6¾ x 9¾'') Signed with initials and dated 1910

    Auction Date: Dec 09, 2020

    Estimate: €3,000 - €5,000

    Description: William Percy French (1854 - 1920) Lough Swilly Watercolour, 17 x 25cm (6¾ x 9¾'') Signed with initials and dated 1910...

    Location: Dublin 2, IE

    Auction House: Adam's

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    William Percy French (1854-1920) Mountain and River Landscape Watercolour, 19 x 28cm (7½ x 11'') Signed and dated 1906

    Lot 16: William Percy French (1854-1920) Mountain and River Landscape Watercolour, 19 x 28cm (7½ x 11'') Signed and dated 1906

    Auction Date: Dec 09, 2020

    Estimate: €1,000 - €1,500

    Description: William Percy French (1854-1920) Mountain and River Landscape Watercolour, 19 x 28cm (7½ x 11'') Signed and dated 1906...

    Location: Dublin 2, IE

    Auction House: Adam's

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    William Percy French (1854-1920) Sailing Boats off the Coast Watercolour, 17 x 25cm (6¾ x 9¾'') Signed and dated 1908

    Lot 15: William Percy French (1854-1920) Sailing Boats off the Coast Watercolour, 17 x 25cm (6¾ x 9¾'') Signed and dated 1908

    Auction Date: Dec 09, 2020

    Estimate: €2,000 - €3,000

    Description: William Percy French (1854-1920) Sailing Boats off the Coast Watercolour, 17 x 25cm (6¾ x 9¾'') Signed and dated 1908...

    Location: Dublin 2, IE

    Auction House: Adam's

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    William Percy French (1854-1920) Connemara Watercolour, 23.5 x 34.5cm (9¼ x 13½'') Signed and inscribed and dated 1903

    Lot 14: William Percy French (1854-1920) Connemara Watercolour, 23.5 x 34.5cm (9¼ x 13½'') Signed and inscribed and dated 1903

    Auction Date: Dec 09, 2020

    Estimate: €2,500 - €3,500

    Description: William Percy French (1854-1920) Connemara Watercolour, 23.5 x 34.5cm (9¼ x 13½'') Signed and inscribed and dated 1903...

    Location: Dublin 2, IE

    Auction House: Adam's

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    William Percy French (1854-1920) West of Ireland Mountain and Lake Landscapes A pair, watercolour, 11 x 15.5cm (4¼ x 6'') Signed and dated (19)'09 Framed as one

    Lot 12: William Percy French (1854-1920) West of Ireland Mountain and Lake Landscapes A pair, watercolour, 11 x 15.5cm (4¼ x 6'') Signed and dated (19)'09 Framed as one

    Auction Date: Dec 09, 2020

    Estimate: €3,000 - €5,000

    Description: William Percy French (1854-1920) West of Ireland Mountain and Lake Landscapes A pair, watercolour, 11 x 15.5cm (4¼ x 6'') Signed and dated (19)'09 Framed as one...

    Location: Dublin 2, IE

    Auction House: Adam's

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    William Percy French (1854 - 1920) Bogland Scene Watercolour, 17 x 24cm (6¾ x 9½'') Signed

    Lot 13: William Percy French (1854 - 1920) Bogland Scene Watercolour, 17 x 24cm (6¾ x 9½'') Signed

    Auction Date: Dec 09, 2020

    Estimate: €2,000 - €3,000

    Description: William Percy French (1854 - 1920) Bogland Scene Watercolour, 17 x 24cm (6¾ x 9½'') Signed...

    Location: Dublin 2, IE

    Auction House: Adam's

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    William Percy French (1854-1920) SEASCAPE

    Lot 115: William Percy French (1854-1920) SEASCAPE

    Auction Date: Dec 07, 2020

    Estimate: €2,000 - €3,000

    Description: signed lower left...

    Location: Dublin, IE

    Auction House: Whyte's

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    Manner of Percy French (1854-1920) Irish, A heathery moorland landscape, watercolour, gilded oak mount, 5" x 8

    Lot 105: Manner of Percy French (1854-1920) Irish, A heathery moorland landscape, watercolour, gilded oak mount, 5" x 8

    Auction Date: Dec 07, 2020

    Estimate: £30 - £50

    Description: Manner of Percy French (1854-1920) Irish, A heathery moorland landscape, watercolour, gilded oak mount, 5" x 8.5"....

    Location: Haslemere, SRY, UK

    Auction House: John Nicholsons Fine Art Auctioneer & Valuer

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    Watercolor, Percy French

    Lot 4161: Watercolor, Percy French

    Auction Date: Nov 14, 2020

    Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000

    Description: Percy French (Irish, 1854-1920), "Shores of Lough," watercolor, signed lower right, titled verso, sight: 9.25"h x 12.25"w, overall (with frame): 20.25"h x 25.25"w...

    Location: Oakland, CA, US

    Auction House: Clars Auction Gallery

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    BERNA HARRIS-CHAPMAN: A 20TH CENTURY WATERCOLOUR COMMEMORATING PERCY FRENCH

    Lot 169: BERNA HARRIS-CHAPMAN: A 20TH CENTURY WATERCOLOUR COMMEMORATING PERCY FRENCH

    Auction Date: Oct 30, 2020

    Estimate: £150 - £200

    Description: BERNA HARRIS-CHAPMAN: A 20TH CENTURY WATERCOLOUR COMMEMORATING PERCY FRENCH depicting various scenes and places from his life, inscribed '1854-1920' and signed 'Berna Harris-Chapman', in a gilt glazed frame, 81cm wide x 49cm high (including frame)...

    Location: London, LDN, UK

    Auction House: Chiswick Auctions

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    William Percy French (1854-1920) Evening Light, Connemara

    Lot 7: William Percy French (1854-1920) Evening Light, Connemara

    Auction Date: Oct 27, 2020

    Estimate: €2,000 - €3,000

    Description: William Percy French(1854-1920)
    Evening Light, Connemara
    watercolour
    signed lower right
    h:16  w:24.50 cm.

    Provenance:
    Collection of Sir Billy Hastings, Northern Ireland;
    Private Collection
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    Location: Skibbereen, IE

    Auction House: Morgan O'Driscoll

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    William Percy French (1854-1920) Falcarragh, Co Donegal

    Lot 121: William Percy French (1854-1920) Falcarragh, Co Donegal

    Auction Date: Oct 27, 2020

    Estimate: €2,500 - €3,500

    Description: William Percy French(1854-1920)
    Falcarragh, Co Donegal
    watercolour
    signed lower right and titled verso
    h:17.50  w:24.50 cm.

    Provenance:
    The Bell Gallery, Belfast (label verso);
    Private Collection

    William Percy French was born in Co. Roscommon in 1854. He grew up in Derby before being sent to school in Derry as preparation for entering Trinity College, Dublin. There he studied engineering and for seven years he worked as an engineer spending his spare time sketching and composing songs. He then abandoned his chosen career to pursue his artistic interests and in addition to painting he wrote stories, verse and libretti for a musical comedy, a comic opera and a full opera, all of which were produced in Dublin. He is best remembered for his atmospheric watercolour paintings of Irish bogs and skies, typically painted using a 'wet-on-wet' technique. His work as both an artist and popular entertainer is commemorated by the Percy French Society, which was formed in the 1980s, and which has a collection of some eighty watercolours by French on permanent display in the North Down Heritage Centre.
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    Location: Skibbereen, IE

    Auction House: Morgan O'Driscoll

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    William Percy French (1854-1920) SUNLIT BOG LAKE

    Lot 16: William Percy French (1854-1920) SUNLIT BOG LAKE

    Auction Date: Oct 19, 2020

    Estimate: €2,500 - €3,500

    Description: signed lower left...

    Location: Dublin, IE

    Auction House: Whyte's

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    Watercolor, Percy French

    Lot 2177: Watercolor, Percy French

    Auction Date: Oct 11, 2020

    Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000

    Description: Percy French (Irish, 1854-1920), "Shores of Lough," watercolor, signed lower right, titled verso, sight: 9.25"h x 12.25"w, overall (with frame): 20.25"h x 25.25"w...

    Location: Oakland, CA, US

    Auction House: Clars Auction Gallery

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    William Percy French (1854-1920)Coastal SceneWatercolour, 10.5 x 21cm (4 x 8¼'')Signed

    Lot 9: William Percy French (1854-1920)Coastal SceneWatercolour, 10.5 x 21cm (4 x 8¼'')Signed

    Auction Date: Sep 02, 2020

    Estimate: €700 - €1,000

    Description: William Percy French (1854-1920)Coastal SceneWatercolour, 10.5 x 21cm (4 x 8¼'')Signed...

    Location: Dublin 2, IE

    Auction House: Adam's

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    ***WITHDRAWN***William Percy French (1854-1920)Birds in Flight over WetlandWatercolour, 29 x 50cm (11½ x 19¾'')Signed

    Lot 10: ***WITHDRAWN***William Percy French (1854-1920)Birds in Flight over WetlandWatercolour, 29 x 50cm (11½ x 19¾'')Signed

    Auction Date: Sep 02, 2020

    Estimate: €3,000 - €5,000

    Description: ***WITHDRAWN***William Percy French (1854-1920)Birds in Flight over WetlandWatercolour, 29 x 50cm (11½ x 19¾'')Signed...

    Location: Dublin 2, IE

    Auction House: Adam's

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    William Percy French (1854-1920)Ruins at YpresWatercolour, 23 x 32cm (9 x 12½'')Signed and inscribed 'Ypres'

    Lot 8: William Percy French (1854-1920)Ruins at YpresWatercolour, 23 x 32cm (9 x 12½'')Signed and inscribed 'Ypres'

    Auction Date: Sep 02, 2020

    Estimate: €1,000 - €1,500

    Description: William Percy French (1854-1920)Ruins at YpresWatercolour, 23 x 32cm (9 x 12½'')Signed and inscribed 'Ypres'...

    Location: Dublin 2, IE

    Auction House: Adam's

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    William Percy French (1854-1920)Lakeland SceneWatercolour, 15 x 19.5cm (6 x 7¾'')Signed with initials

    Lot 12: William Percy French (1854-1920)Lakeland SceneWatercolour, 15 x 19.5cm (6 x 7¾'')Signed with initials

    Auction Date: Sep 02, 2020

    Estimate: €1,000 - €2,000

    Description: William Percy French (1854-1920)Lakeland SceneWatercolour, 15 x 19.5cm (6 x 7¾'')Signed with initials...

    Location: Dublin 2, IE

    Auction House: Adam's

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    William Percy French (1854-1920)Cottage in LandscapeWatercolour, 17 x 24cm (6¾ x 9½'')Signed

    Lot 11: William Percy French (1854-1920)Cottage in LandscapeWatercolour, 17 x 24cm (6¾ x 9½'')Signed

    Auction Date: Sep 02, 2020

    Estimate: €1,500 - €2,500

    Description: William Percy French (1854-1920)Cottage in LandscapeWatercolour, 17 x 24cm (6¾ x 9½'')Signed...

    Location: Dublin 2, IE

    Auction House: Adam's

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    William Percy French (1854-1920)That Evening CloudWatercolour, 18 x 27cm (7 x 10½'')Signed

    Lot 13: William Percy French (1854-1920)That Evening CloudWatercolour, 18 x 27cm (7 x 10½'')Signed

    Auction Date: Sep 02, 2020

    Estimate: €3,000 - €5,000

    Description: William Percy French (1854-1920)That Evening CloudWatercolour, 18 x 27cm (7 x 10½'')Signed...

    Location: Dublin 2, IE

    Auction House: Adam's

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    William Percy French (1854-1920)Dusk over ForestWatercolour, 12 x 17cm (4¾ x 6¾'')

    Lot 14: William Percy French (1854-1920)Dusk over ForestWatercolour, 12 x 17cm (4¾ x 6¾'')

    Auction Date: Sep 02, 2020

    Estimate: €1,500 - €2,000

    Description: William Percy French (1854-1920)Dusk over ForestWatercolour, 12 x 17cm (4¾ x 6¾'')...

    Location: Dublin 2, IE

    Auction House: Adam's

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    William Percy French (1854-1920) Evening O'er the Hills, Co. Donegal (1911)

    Lot 6: William Percy French (1854-1920) Evening O'er the Hills, Co. Donegal (1911)

    Auction Date: Apr 14, 2020

    Estimate: €3,000 - €5,000

    Description: William Percy French(1854-1920)
    Evening O'er the Hills, Co. Donegal (1911)
    watercolour
    signed lower left and dated 1911
    h:16.50  w:24 cm.

    Provenance:
    Oriel Gallery, Dublin (label verso) where purchased by the present owner


    William Percy French was born in Co. Roscommon in 1854. He grew up in Derby before being sent to school in Derry as preparation for entering Trinity College, Dublin. There he studied engineering and for seven years he worked as an engineer spending his spare time sketching and composing songs. He then abandoned his chosen career to pursue his artistic interests and in addition to painting he wrote stories, verse and libretti for a musical comedy, a comic opera and a full opera, all of which were produced in Dublin. He is best remembered for his atmospheric watercolour paintings of Irish bogs and skies, typically painted using a 'wet-on-wet' technique. His work as both an artist and popular entertainer is commemorated by the Percy French Society, which was formed in the 1980s, and which has a collection of some eighty watercolours by French on permanent display in the North Down Heritage Centre
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    Location: Skibbereen, IE

    Auction House: Morgan O'Driscoll

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