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Lot #14 - John H. Glover

  • Auction House:
    Mossgreen
  • Sale Name:
    Clarendon House Auction
  • Sale Date:
    15 Apr 2012 ~ 11am (Lots 1 -241)
    15 Apr 2012 ~ 2pm (Lots 242 - 728)
  • Lot #:
    14
  • Lot Description:
    John H. Glover
    British/Australian (1769-1849)
    This watercolour presents a view of Chester looking south-east. The River Dee can be seen meandering around the city and in the foreground of the comp
    Watercolour over pencil heightened with gum Arabic
    40.5 x 60.5cm
  • Notes:
    This watercolour presents a view of Chester looking south-east. The River Dee can be seen meandering around the city and in the foreground of the composition a small boat is in full sail. A young man sits on the banks of the river sketching the surrounding landscape. The Castle can be seen in the distance on the far right hand side and the most prominent tower in the watercolour is that of St. Nerburgh's Church. The tower and spires in the far distance belong to other towns.  Glover exhibited 'Chester at Sun-rise' at the Royal Society of British Artists in 1829, no. 277. A view of Chester by Glover was sold at Sotheby's, Beresford Adams, 19th March 1981, lot 147 and another was sold in these Rooms, 26th November 1998, lot 58 for £7,000. Glover, the son of a farmer, was born at Houghton-on-the-Hill in Leicestershire and, despite recovering some lessons from William Payne, was largely self-taught as an artist. Despite having two club feet he worked in the fields as a young boy and developed a great attachment to nature. He later became a writing master at a school in Appleby and in 1794 established himself as a drawing teacher in Lichfield. A year later he started exhibiting at the Royal Academy and became a founder member of the Old Water-Colour Society. In 1805 he moved to London and in 1815 became President of the Oil and Watercolour Society. After retiring from the society in 1817 and trying, unsuccessfully, to become a member at the Royal Academy, he held a series of one-man exhibitions. In 1831 he moved to Tasmania with his family and sent pictures of local scenery for exhibition in London until his death in 1849.
  • Estimate:
    A$12,000 - 18,000
  • Realised Price:
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  • Category:
    Art

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