The Red House in Battersea
About the work
This peaceful scene on the River Thames, painted in subdued colours, looks across the water to the site now occupied by Battersea Park. Various vessels are sailed or rowed past a large tavern, smaller houses or storage buildings, and two windmills on the water’s edge.
A work in the Museum of London, dated c.1785-90, is clearly painted by the same hand and shows 'The Thames at Millbank'. However, the Museum of London painting is currently attributed to ‘British School’.
About the artist
- The Red House in Battersea
- Oil on canvas
- height: 75.70 cm, width: 127.30 cm
- Purchased from Rafael Valls, October 1977
- With Spink & Sons by c.1960; with Gunsberg & Levey, New York, by 1969; with Roy Miles; from whom purchased by Rafael Valls Ltd., London, on 21 July 1977; from whom purchased by the Department of the Environment in October 1977 as 'The Notorious Red House in Battersea'
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