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Oak Furniture, Folk and Naïve Art / Henry Liverseege (British, 1803-1832) The Cobbler or The Weekly Register, together with another (2) (Unframed, the other British School (19th Century)A pickled man in a cellarOil on panel20.3 x 25.4cm (8 x 10in). (2))

Lot 33
Henry Liverseege
(British, 1803-1832)
The Cobbler or The Weekly Register, together with another (2)
27 September 2022, 10:00 BST
Edinburgh

£300 - £500

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Henry Liverseege (British, 1803-1832)

The Cobbler or The Weekly Register, together with another (2)
Oil on panel
22.8 x 32.4cm (9 x 12 3/4in).
Unframed,
the other:
British School (19th Century)
A pickled man in a cellar
Oil on panel
20.3 x 25.4cm (8 x 10in). (2)

Footnotes

Another, smaller version (signed and dated 1830) of the Liverseege was sold on 26/5/22 at Dreweatts, Newbury, lot 152 (£900 hammer).

Exhibited: British Institution 1830 - a larger version.

Engraved: W.Giller.

Henry Liverseege exhibited pictures from 1828 at both the Royal Academy and the Society of British Artists. He specialised in genre scenes and his work was bought for a number of notable collections, including that of The Dukes of Devonshire at Chatsworth. When he died, he was described as "The English Wilkie", comparing him to the great Scottish genre painter Sir David Wilkie. Here he shows a cobbler surrounded by his tools, reading the famous weekly publication of the time The Weekly Register, which appeared almost every week from 1802 until 1835.

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