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John Berney Ladbrooke Attributed Norwich School c.1860, Fine Large Sketch
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Size: Mount 64 x 50 cm, drawing inside mount window 51 x 37 cm (approx). Age: c1860 (see below) Condition: Very good condition on thick paper, mount new. Slight spotting to bottom half. This fine large drawing throws up some interesting questions. It is in charcoal or soft graphite (pencil), and meticulous in the detail of the trees and the cottage. The style and subject matter are so close to the work of John Berney Ladbrooke that one could be almost certain, even without further research, that the work is by him or a copy of his work. My further research has found there was in fact an oil painting sold in 1995 at auction, entitled "Figure seated beside a cottage", which was attributed to Ladbrooke and is the exact same scene, but with some details changed. The barn behind the cottage has been removed, a chruch tower added to the right of it, and some details of the cottage are changed, but otherwise the composition is almost the same, including the seated figure. The drawing is most likely the sketch for the painting (it is more unlikely that the details changed would be in a copy of the painting). This does throw up a question over the date since the oil painting was catalogued as 1876, but this drawing came to me with another very similar, dated in pencil 1853. It is possible that 1876 is incorrect, or that Ladbrooke used his drawing at a much later date. Clearly the drawing has recorded details of the scene meticulously, which would have allowed Ladbrooke to use it as a record to create a painting at a much later date. Will be sent flat
Mount 64 x 50 cm, drawing inside mount window 51 x 37 cm (approx).
Chester's Farm Antiques has clarified that the John Berney Ladbrooke Attributed Norwich School c.1860, Fine Large Sketch (LA348660) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being c1860
Very good condition on thick paper, mount new. Slight spotting to bottom half.
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This John Berney Ladbrooke Attributed Norwich School c.1860, Fine Large Sketch is located in Nottingham, United Kingdom