Helen Allingham, RWS (British, 1848-1926) Buckinghamshire house at Penstreet

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Lot 117
Helen Allingham, RWS
(British, 1848-1926)
Buckinghamshire house at Penstreet

Sold for £ 16,800 (US$ 23,400) inc. premium
Helen Allingham, RWS (British, 1848-1926)
Buckinghamshire house at Penstreet
signed 'H.Allingham' (lower right)
watercolour
36 x 50.5cm (14 3/16 x 19 7/8in).

Footnotes

  • PROVENANCE:
    with M. Newman Ltd, 1967
    Sir Owen Aisher
    The Marley Collection of Helen Allingham watercolours, Christie's London, September 19, 1991, lot 40
    Sale, Bonhams London, 9th March 2004 lot 87

    EXHIBITED:
    Cottages of Yester-year, 1988-90, no. 40.
    Guildford House, 9-30th July 1988 and 6-17th January 1989
    City of London International Art Fair, The Barbican, 22-27th November 1988
    Royal Institute of British Architects, London 16-27th October 1989
    Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery, 24-29th April 1990

    LITERATURE:
    Annabel Watts, Helen Allingham's Cottage Homes Revisited, Craddocks Printing Works Ltd., Surrey 2002, p.18
    Andrew Clayton-Payne, Victorian Cottages, Weidenfeld & Nicholson, 1993 p 123

    For many years, part of this building was occupied by George and Catherine Randall and their daughter Annie. George was a blacksmith and it was there he had his forge. In the early years of the 20th century the house caught fire causing considerable damage, but it was rebuilt and still stands today.

    This watercolour was one of 55, by Helen Allingham RWS, acquired by Sir Owen Aisher from 1947 until 1970. Each painting in the collection featured a cottage or a farmhouse as Sir Owen, Chairman of Marley Ltd, was particularly interested in the building materials so faithfully reproduced by the artist.

    Allingham completed no more than half a dozen Buckinghamshire subjects and they date from circa 1900.

    We are grateful to Annabel Watts for her assistance in cataloguing this lot.
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