Farmyard at Old Buckhurst, Sussex

James Stark, 1853-07

WAG 8159

About this object

'Farmyard at Old Buckhurst, Sussex' has a freshness and immediacy that suggests it was made on the spot. A similar view of the same buildings from a slightly different angle is in the collection at Norwich Museum in Norfolk.

The work is inscribed with the year '53 on the back suggesting it was made in 1853. Stark, originally from Norfolk, was no longer living in the Sussex then.

Object specifics

  • Artist(s)
    James Stark (British, born:19 November 1794, died:24 March 1859)
  • Date
    1853-07
  • Materials
    Watercolour; Pencil; Paper
  • Measurements
    24.5 x 34.5 cm
  • Physical description
    A view of a farmyard with a cart in the centre foreground and a large tree to the right of the composition. A group of three buildings are visible, connected by a closed gate blocking the entrance to the yard in front of the cart.
  • Related people
    Cecil Francis Joseph Beausire (Previous owner); Fine Art Society (Previous owner); Arthur James Stark (Previous owner); James Stark (Artist/maker); Rose Isabella Stark (Previous owner)
  • Other number(s)
    WAG Inventory Number: 8159
  • 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
    Description:

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 in 1972
  • Fine Art Society

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1965
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
  • Rose Isabella Stark

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Probably inherited
    Owned until: 1917
    Disposal method: Purchased in 1917
  • Arthur James Stark

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Probably inherited
    Owned until: Unknown or unrecorded
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded

Inscriptions

Item inscriptions

  • Inscription text: Fine Art Society, no. 810/74, April 1965
    Inscription method: Label
    Inscription note:
    Inscription location: Backing
  • Inscription text: Old Buckhurst / ? / 7 / 53
    Inscription method:
    Inscription note:
    Inscription location: Front
  • Inscription text: 8104
    Inscription method:
    Inscription note:
    Inscription location: Back
  • Inscription text: by James Stark / Purchased Jan 1917 from the artist's daughter-in-law Mrs A. J. Stark
    Inscription method:
    Inscription note:
    Inscription location: Back
Object view = Fine Art
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