Exhibitions: Museums and Galleries, Art Dealers, Auction Houses

The Splendid Collection of Water-Colour Drawings Formed by that Distinguished Patron of Art, Elhanan Bicknell

Messrs. Christie, Manson & Woods

Reference: Christie’s, 29 April 1863

The sale took place over three days, 29 April–1 May 1863

Lugt, Catalogues, no.27308

Copy consulted: Library of the Paul Mellon Centre, London

Day 1

Thomas Girtin

  • 6 – ‘Bolton Abbey, Yorkshire – a sketch’. Bought by ‘Noseda’ for £1 2s (TG1055)
  • 7 – ‘A landscape, with a wagon’. Bought by ‘Noseda’ for £4
  • 8 – ‘The Forum at Rome’. Bought by ‘Noseda’ for £5 17s 6d (TG0881)

Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775–1851) ‘Early Works’

  • 37 – ‘A View near Rome’. Sold for £21
  • 38 – ‘Ruins in Italy’. Sold for £16 16s
  • 39 – ‘The Bay of Naples’. Sold for 32 guineas
  • 40 – ‘The Lake of Nemi’. Sold for 30 guineas (another annotated catalogue records the purchaser as Sidney Bicknell (Bicknell and Guiterman, 1987, p.44)) (TG0630)

Day 3

Henry Edridge (1768–1821)

  • 339 – ‘T. Girtin R. A., seated in a landscape’

Identified Exhibits