On the Rother, Sussex

Anthony Vandyke Copley Fielding, 1852

WAG 8158

About this object

This watercolour is a good example of the many views Fielding made of the Sussex Downs. He lived nearby in Brighton from 1829 and then moved along the coast to Worthing in 1847. The church in the distance is probably Newenden Church.

Object specifics

  • Artist(s)
    Anthony Vandyke Copley Fielding (British: English, born:November 22 1787, died:3 March 1855)
  • Date
    1852
  • Materials
    Watercolour; Paper
  • Measurements
    paper: 26.5 cm x 35.5 cm
  • Physical description
    The River Rother is visible in the foreground in front of a large flat plain scattered with cattle and sheep. There are trees and a steeple In the distance. The South Downs are visble on the the horizon.
  • Related people
    Cecil Francis Joseph Beausire (Previous owner); Anthony Vandyke Copley Fielding (Artist/maker); Fine Art Society (Previous owner); Mark Fletcher (Previous owner)
  • Other number(s)
    WAG Inventory Number: 8158
  • Credit line
    Bequeathed to the Walker Art Gallery by C F J Beausire in 1972
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Collection
    From the Walker Art Gallery collections

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Publications

  • English Watercolours in the Collection of C F J Beausire

    Edward Morris

    Author: Edward Morris
    Publisher: Walker Art Gallery, Printed by Elliot Bros. & Yeoman Ltd.
    Date: 1970
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Ownership

Previous owners

  • Cecil Francis Joseph Beausire

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1972
    Disposal method: Bequeathed to the Walker Art Gallery
  • Fine Art Society

    Owned from: 1960
    How acquired: Purchased from Sotherby's on 30 November 1960, Lot 31
    Owned until: Unknown or unrecorded
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
  • Mark Fletcher

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1960
    Disposal method: Sold Sotheby's on 30 November 1960, Lot 41

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