Francis Nicholson (British, 1753-1844) Wiganthorpe Hall; Looking across the ground towards Wiganthor
Lot 35
Francis Nicholson (British, 1753-1844) Wiganthorpe Hall; Looking across the ground towards Wiganthorpe Hall; The lake at Wiggenthorpe Hall, a set of three each 30 x 42 cm. (11 3/4 x 16 1/2 in.) (3)
Sold for £15,600 (US$ 26,220) inc. premium
Lot Details
Francis Nicholson (British, 1753-1844)
Wiganthorpe Hall; Looking across the ground towards Wiganthorpe Hall; The lake at Wiggenthorpe Hall, a set of three
each signed and dated 'J Nicholson 1793'
pen and black ink and watercolour
each 30 x 42 cm. (11 3/4 x 16 1/2 in.) (3)

Footnotes

  • Wiganthorpe hall dates back to the 12th century, although nothing of the original structure remains. A number of families have resided in the house, including the Methams during the reign of Elizabeth I. In 1595 Francis Metham undertook extensive rebuilding of the house.

    By the mid 18th century the Garforth family inhabited the house. In 1780 William Garforth commissioned John Carr (1723-1807), the architect responsible for much of the fine Georgian buildings in York, to build a new Hall onto the Jacobean one. The current lot shows the Hall after this refurbishment.
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