English Naive School, 19th century A Bird's Eye view of the Market Street Wymondham and its vicinity
Lot 200
English Naïve School, c.1850 A Bird's Eye view of the Market Street Wymondham and its vicinity
Sold for £4,750 (US$ 7,975) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
English Naïve School, c.1850
A Bird's Eye view of the Market Street Wymondham and its vicinity
inscribed with title and signed indistinctly (lower centre)
oil on panel
45 x 60cm (17 11/16 x 23 5/8in).

Footnotes

  • LITERATURE:
    James Ayres, English naive painting 1750-1900, London, 1980, fig. 36

    The present lot shows the Victorian high street in intimate detail. By this period Wymondham was waning in importance. The decline of the wool industry from its 18th and early 19th century heyday led to great poverty and to the town being increasingly seen as a backwater. In earlier times it had been a hotbed of dissent, the most famous example being the Kett Rebellion of 1549.
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