Lt. Richard Williams (British, c.1750-1776) Views of Annapolis, Nova Scotia and its environs: unfram
Lot 151
Lt. Richard Williams (British, c.1750-1776) Views of Annapolis, Nova Scotia and its environs: unframed, (5).
Sold for £25,200 (US$ 41,775) inc. premium
Lot Details
Lt. Richard Williams (British, c.1750-1776)
Views of Annapolis, Nova Scotia and its environs: A view of Annapolis
watercolour
inscribed verso “View of Annapolis taken the 15th Sept 1775”
23.5 x 40.7 cm. (9 ¼ x 16 in.)

The Fort of Annapolis
watercolour
inscribed “View of the Fort of Annapolis taken the 10th Sept 1775”
22.2 x 40.7 cm. (8 ¾ x 16 in.)

The Annapolis River
watercolour
inscribed “View of the River of Annapolis down towards the basin taken from onboard the E. of Russia laying nearby the 15th Sept 1775
32.4 x 49.5 cm. (12 ¾ x 19 ½ in.)

A settlement on the Annapolis River
watercolour
22.2 X 27.8 cm. (8 ¾ x 10 ¾ in.)

Figures and cattle, river beyond
watercolour
31.7 x 50.2 cm. (12 ½ x 19 ¾ in.)

unframed, (5).

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Charles Bigelow (b.1884) of Boston, USA.
    By direct descent to the current owner, his grand-daughter.

    Lt Williams embarked on the 'Empress of Russia' an armed 20 gun transport at Boston on 22nd August 1775 and arrived at Annapolis on 4th September 1775. Williams died in Nova Scotia on 20th May 1776, the cause of death is unknown.

    Annapolis Royal was established in 1605 and originally named Port Royal but was renamed in 1710, it was the administrative capital of Nova Scotia until 1749 when General Cornwallis established Halifax as the capital.
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