Nicholas Pocock (British, 1740-1821) The Avon at Bristol with Clifton Wood seen from Sea Banks
Lot 175
Nicholas Pocock (British, 1740-1821) The Avon at Bristol with Clifton Wood seen from Sea Banks
Sold for £36,050 (US$ 60,593) inc. premium
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Nicholas Pocock (British, 1740-1821) The Avon at Bristol with Clifton Wood seen from Sea Banks
Lot Details
Nicholas Pocock (British, 1740-1821)
The Avon at Bristol with Clifton Wood seen from Sea Banks
signed 'N. Pocock' (lower right)
oil on canvas
44.4 x 66.6cm (17 1/2 x 26 1/4in).

Footnotes

  • EXHIBITED:
    Bristol Museums and Art Gallery, 27 March – 26 October 1997 'From Bristol to the Sea' - Artists, the Avon Gorge and Bristol Harbour 1750-1950.

    On the right a ship is being built in Lime Kiln Dock. The terrace of houses above the Hotwell Road obscures Thomas Goldney's garden buildings which are a prominent feature in Pococks etchings. Today the S.S. Great Britain would be just beyond the shed above the 40 oarsmen.

    Francis Geenacre writes - 'it is always especially exciting to see Pococks that demonstrate so perfectly both his own experience as a mariner and ship's captain and the problems of getting a vessel into Bristol'.


    We are grateful to Francis Geenacre for his assistance in cataloguing this lot.
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