B. Stanton, Greenhill House Sutton Veny Wiltshire -19th-century graphite drawing




An original 19th-century graphite drawing, B. Stanton Greenhill House, Sutton Veny, Wiltshire.

A precise graphite drawing with bodycolour highlights. Greenhill House at Sutton Veny in Wiltshire (now called Sutton Veny House) was built between 1804 and 1816. In 1853 Joseph Everett bought the house. This drawing is one of a number of drawings of Greenhill House that we have for sale, one of which is inscribed "J. Everett's Esq", dating the picture to around that time.

Unsigned. Inscribed lower left: "Greenhill near Heytesbury, Wilts".
Foxing and age toning as shown.
13.7cm x 22.4cm.
Unframed.

This work comes from a collection of drawings and watercolours by B. Stanton. The artist evidently travelled widely in the UK and in Ireland and Switzerland, recording picturesque landscapes and local landmarks. The drawings feature natural beauty spots such as views in the Lake District and County Kerry in Ireland, as well as impressive man-made structures - both feats of engineering such as the Menai Bridge, and romantic ruins such as Beaumaris and Carew Castle in Wales. The artist draws with charming attention to detail, featuring small figures, birds, boats and panoramic townscapes to give the landscapes a sense of scale and grandeur.

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Product code: JD-766


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