Historical Portraits Picture Archive

A view across the Thames from Richmond Hill, with travellers on a path 

Sir Joshua Reynolds PRA, Follower of 1723 - 1792

A view across the Thames from Richmond Hill, with travellers on a path, Sir Joshua Reynolds PRA, Follower of
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Oil on canvas
18th Century
25 x 36 in. (64.8 x 92.1 cm)
 
Provenance:
J. Lawrence, 1827. William Graham; Christie's, London, 2 April 1886, lot 66, as 'SIR J. REYNOLDS' (75 gns. to Permain). Sir E. Durning-Lawrence, Bt, 1888. Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 3 April 1946, lot 11, when acquired by Colonel Grant.
Literature:
D. Mannings, Sir Joshua Reynolds, A Complete Catalogue of His Paintings, New Haven and London, 2000, p. 582, 'The view is quite possibly from Richmond Hill, conceivably from a vantage point adjacent to Reynolds's villa, Wick House. There is no evidence, however, to support an attribution to Reynolds'.
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