An Avenue of Trees in Gunton Park
Middleton, John; draughtsman; British artist, 1826-1856
paper; support; thick
graphite and watercolour on thick paper
height, 331, mm
width, 472, mm
bought; 1976-11; Somerville and Simpson Ltd
Sold Christie's, 20 July 1976, lot 104, repr.; bt. Somerville and Simpson
A good example of Middleton's very clear precise style. The handling of the foliage in watercolour may be compared with that in 'Trees and Rocks', in the Norwich Castle Museum, repr. in Martin Hardie 'Watercolour Paintings in Britain', II, London, 1967, plate 66. An equally finished view on the Dart was with Mandells Gallery, Norwich, in 1976.
From the Fairhaven Fund.
Object Number: PD.44-1976
(Paintings, Drawings and Prints)
(record id: 12088; input: 2000-09-11; modified: 2010-04-12)