An original 1852 graphite drawing, S.L. Collis Cows Drinking after James Duffield Harding.
An attentively detailed graphite drawing with white bodycolour highlights on pale green paper. This is one of a set of five similar drawings that we have for sale after lithographs by the English landscape painter James Duffield Harding (1798–1863). Harding was a successful drawing teacher, and these drawings are evidence of his popularity amongst amateur artists in the early to mid-19th century.
Signed, inscribed and dated lower right.
In good condition for its age. The picture may have minor imperfections, such as slight marks, toning, foxing, creasing or pinholes, commensurate with age. Please see photos for detail.
37.3cm x 26.5cm.
S.L. Collis is believed to be Sarianne Lucas Collis, daughter of Lieutenant-Colonel Charles Collis (1784-1849), who served - and was severely wounded - at the Battle of Talavera in Spain, during the Peninsula War. The Collis family lived at Upcott House near Taunton in Somerset, then, on Charles Collis’s death, moved to nearby Netherclay House. This picture forms part of a large collection of artworks that we have for sale by Sarianne's elder sister, Clara Maria Augusta Jane Collis (c.1826-1905).
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Product code: JP-387