Attributed William Lock, Biblical Scene - Early 19th-century pen & ink drawing

An original early 19th-century pen & ink drawing, Attributed William Lock the Younger Biblical Scene.

An animated narrative composition. On laid with watermark IVG (I. Vaulegard) with fleur-de-lis shield beneath a crown. With historic attribution to William Lock inscribed on the verso. William Lock was known for his drawings of historical, mythological, biblical and Shakespearean subjects. Sir Horace Walpole was a great admirer of Lock's drawings.

Please note that the colour in our photograph displaying the watermark is distorted in order for the watermark to be visible. The colouring of the first two photographs in the listing is accurate.

There is some age toning to the paper and a minor abrasion to the verso at the upper left corner. The dense ink to the eye area of the reclining figure has, with age, slightly corroded the paper, which is only visible when held up to the light. There is also a small, barely visible pin hole at the centre-left of the picture.
22.3cm x 33.5cm.

William Lock (or Locke) (1767-1847), was son of noted collector William Lock of Norbury, who was patron of George Barret, Thomas Lawrence, Richard Wilson and Henry Fuseli. William Lock, the younger became a pupil and close friend of Henry Fuseli, who dedicated his lectures on painting to him. Fuseli’s influence is evident in Lock’s work.

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Product code: JE-103

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