"The modest charms of English scenery" [art original] / D.E. Cronin 1885.
Cronin, David Edward, 1839-1925, artist.
1 drawing : watercolor and gray wash on wove paper ; image 25.7 x 18 cm, on sheet 27.6 x 19.8 cm, window mounted to 38.5 x 27.4 cm
Borden Sale, American Art Gallery, 17-19 February 1913, lot 812. Rains Galleries, New York, NY, 27 November 1935 (W.D. Breaker sale), lot 688, bought in by Breaker. Purchased from William D. Breaker (through G.A. Baker) by W.S. Lewis, 1939. Bound as page 180 in volume 11 of M.C.D. Borden's extensively extra-illustrated copy of: Horace Walpole and his world : select passages from his letters / edited by L. B. Seeley ... London : Seeley, Jackson, and Halliday, 1884. Page reference for quotation written below title: Page 262. Place of production inferred from artist's city of residence during this time period. Signed and dated by the artist in lower left corner of image. Title written at bottom of image.
Composite image made up of ten small rectangular views of English scenery, some drawn to overlap and partially obscure others. One of the small views shows a city scene, with a bridge and cathedral visible; all the other views show the English countryside, with fields, trees, roads, small houses, and bodies of water prominent. A few human figures are visible, including a man on horseback, a man lying on a hill, and people riding in a carriage. The rectangular views are set against a gray background pattern with images of leaves, flowers, and birds.
Bodies of water. Cities & towns. Dwellings. Nature. Plants.
Borden, Matthew C. D.--(Matthew Chaloner Durfee),--1842-1912--Ownership. Brecker, William D.--Ownership.
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Horace Walpole and his world : select passages from his letters.
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