James McArdell (Irish, 1729-1765) and Robert Houston (Irish, 1721-1775), after Samuel Wale
The Four Seasons
mezzotints, the set of four plates
30 x 25cm, verre églomisé mounts (4)
Provenance: Farm House, Farm Street, Mayfair, London.
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Sold for £450
Spring: Some pale scattered dots and light scratches where the ink may have been removed by surface abrasions, or perhaps the ink was not applied sufficiently at time of printing, mostly so in top left quarter. The occasional light brown spot of foxing including on neck, shoulder, arm and hat, these are quite pale. Not seen outside of glazed frame
Summer: less surface abrasions but more spots of pale brown foxing, most visible on face, neck, chest, arm, and dress. Not seen outside of glazed frame
Autumn: occasional light surface abrasions and some pale flecks of foxing. Some damage and restoration in upper right corner and a white dot of paint to the right of the figure. Not seen outside of glazed frame
Winter: A few light surface abrasions. Some white speckling to the bottom of the shawl. A few large pale brown spots of foxing in the background and to the top of the left of the forehead. Some damage and restoration top left edge and a little damage at top right corner. Not seen outside of glazed frame.
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Auction: Fine Interiors - Two Day Sale - Live Online, Tue, 29th Jun 2021
We are delighted to present a selection of highlights from our second Fine Interiors sale of 2021, featuring over 750 lots of furniture, works of art, paintings and silver that demonstrate the very best in classical and contemporary furnishings.
Leading the sale will be the selected contents from the historic London property, Farm House, Farm Street, Mayfair, including an impressive Royal Louis XV meuble d'entrée made for the King at Château de Fontainebleau. Other collections featured in the sale include those from Folly Mill, Thaxted, Rivenhall Place, Essex, and Barrington Hall, Essex, offering a wide-ranging sale to suit variety of tastes and styles.
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