Strasbourg

Clarkson Stanfield,

LL 3878

About this object

One of seven topographical watercolours of continental views that are particularly small and framed together. 'Strasbourg' is a copy by an unknown artist from a steel engraving by J Carter after Stanfield's original for Charles Heath's 'Picturesque Annual for 1833, Travelling sketches on the Rhine and in Belgium and Holland'.

Stanfield painted the original watercolour in reverse, with the spire above the right-hand tower. It was engraved in its correct position above the left tower. The spire was 142 metres high and made the cathedral the tallest building in the world at the time.

Object specifics

  • Other title(s)
    One of Seven Continental Scenes
  • Artist(s)
    Samuel Prout (British: English, born:17 September 1783, died:10 February 1852)
    Copied after Clarkson Stanfield (British: English, born:13 December 1793, died:18 May 1867)
  • Date
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Materials
    Watercolour; White gouache; Pen; Ink; Wove paper
  • Measurements
    image: 7.1 cm x 5.1 cm
  • Physical description
    An architectural view of the city of Strasbourg, with figures gathered near a wall in the foreground and Strasbourg cathedral in the distance
  • Related people
    Gooden and Fox (Previous owner); William Hesketh Lever (Previous owner); Samuel Prout (Artist/maker); A Sargent (Previous owner); Clarkson Stanfield (Artist/maker)
  • Other number(s)
    Accession Number: LL 3878; Collection Number: WHL 3530
  • Credit line
    Purchased by William Hesketh Lever in 1918
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Collection
    From the Lady Lever Art Gallery collections

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Publications

  • British Watercolours and Drawings: Lord Leverhulme's Collection in the Lady Lever Art Gallery

    Jessica Feather

    Author: Jessica Feather
    Publisher: Liverpool University Press & National Museums Liverpool
    Date: 2010
    Description: Lord Leverhulme's Collection catalogue of Watercolours and Drawings in the Lady Lever Art Gallery

Ownership

Previous owners

  • William Hesketh Lever

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: Unknown or unrecorded
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
  • Gooden and Fox

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Purchased for William Hesketh Lever from Christie's on 16 May 1918, lot 23
    Owned until: Unknown or unrecorded
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
  • A Sargent

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: Unknown or unrecorded
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
Object view = Fine Art
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