Mallett: Taking Stock | 08 November 2017
Sarah Stone (British c.1760 - 1844) - Four parrots on a branch
Sold for £14000
Sarah Stone (British c.1760 - 1844)
Four parrots on a branch
Watercolour, circa 1789-90
Signed ‘Sarah Smith’, lower centre
44 x 33.5 cm (17 x 13in.)
Since she was best known, before and after her marriage, as Sarah Stone it is very possible that this watercolour was painted the year of her marriage; indeed few examples of her work exist after her marriage and certainly after the auction of the Lever Collection in 1806, no signed and dated watercolour survives from after this date.
The condition is in general as you would expect of an Ex gallery picture:
-720 1 Strong colours in the birds.
-720 2 Time fading to white background - which now has brown overtone.
3 No obvious foxing.
4 Visible traces of pencil
5 Modern frame in period style with mount.
Wednesday 08 November 2017, 2.00pm
Sunday 5 November
10am – 4pm
Monday 6 November
9am – 5.30pm
Tuesday 7 November
9am – 4.30pm
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