River Valley

Thomas M Leport, 1819

WAG 8172

About this object

Very little is known about Leport (dates unrecorded) as no artist with this name has ever been traced. Presumably he was an amateur painter. The composition is comparable with early 19th century landscape views by British artists suggesting it was probably made during that period.

Object specifics

  • Artist(s)
    Thomas M Leport (British, born:unknown, died:unknown)
  • Date
    1819
  • Materials
    Watercolour; Gouache; Paper
  • Measurements
    40 cm x 59 cm
  • Physical description
    A mountainous landscape with a river meandering through the valley in the centre beneath a blue sky. There are two figures and a donkey in the foreground on the right and trees frame the composition on both sides.
  • Related people
    Agnew's Gallery (Previous owner); Cecil Francis Joseph Beausire (Previous owner); Thomas M Leport (Artist/maker)
  • Other number(s)
    WAG Inventory Number: 8172
  • 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

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    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: 1966
    How acquired: Bought from Agnew's Gallery on 4 February 1966
    Owned until: 1972
    Disposal method: Bequeathed to the Walker Art Gallery in 1972
  • Agnew's Gallery

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1966
    Disposal method: Sold to C F J Beausire on 4 February 1966

Inscriptions

Item inscriptions

  • Inscription text: Tho.M.Leport 1819 [?]
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    Inscription location: Front
  • Inscription text: Agnew, london 26897
    Inscription method: Label
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    Inscription location: Backing
  • Inscription text: 44 T.M. Leport A River valley
    Inscription method: Label
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    Inscription location: Backing
  • Inscription text: No. 44 2nd edition, Front Gallery, 2579
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Object view = Fine Art
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