The Red House in Battersea

Thomas Priest

Oil on canvas

c1800
  • About the work
    Location
    Country: Chile
    City: Santiago
    Place: British Embassy

    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’.

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  • Details
    Title
    The Red House in Battersea
    Date
    c1800
    Medium
    Oil on canvas
    Dimensions
    height: 75.70 cm, width: 127.30 cm
    Acquisition
    Purchased from Rafael Valls, October 1977
    Inscription
    none
    Provenance
    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'
    GAC number
    13463