Monday, June 20, 2011

Edward Henry Corbould - The Swing

Price Realized £4,375

signed and dated 'EDWARD HY CORBOULD 1848.' (lower right) and indistinctly signed and inscribed '...Edward H Corbould' (on a fragment removed from the top of the sheet and attached to the mount)
pencil and watercolour heightened with touches of bodycolour and with gum arabic, on paper, the sheet extended by the artist along the right-hand edge
19¾ x 15¼ in. (50.2 x 38.7 cm.)

Corbould exhibited widely throughout his career and in 1871 was appointed 'Instructor of Historical Painting' to the Royal Family, a position he held for more than twenty years. Many of his works were acquired by Queen Victoria and went into her collections at Osborne House, Isle of Wight, and Buckingham Palace, London.

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