An original 19th-century graphite drawing, Netley Abbey, Southampton.
A very striking, atmospheric work on thin card. Extensive scratching out creates an ethereal effect of profuse foliage and adds surface texture.
Unsigned. Inscribed lower centre.
In good condition for its age.
16.5cm x 18cm.
This picture is from a collection of superb 19th-century works associated with the Bath area, possibly once owned by Lady Frances Mary Perring. The collection includes landscapes by Joseph Horlor (1809-1887), as well as drawings by, and drawn for, Lady Perring. An inscription on the verso of one drawing suggests that Horlor was possibly Perring’s drawing teacher.