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The Thames at Richmond

William Marlow (1740 - 1813)

Oil on canvas

c.1780
  • About the work
    Location
    Country: UK
    City: London
    Place: Government Hospitality, Lancaster House
  • About the artist
    Landscapist William Marlow was born in London or Southwark. He trained in the studio of marine painter Samuel Scott in Covent Garden (1756-61) and is also thought to have studied at the St Martin’s Lane Academy. Marlow spent his early career travelling around England in search of subjects; painting English country houses and the areas around Twickenham, Richmond, and the lower banks of the Thames. On the advice of the Duchess of Northumberland he travelled to France and Italy (1765-66). He exhibited at the Society of Artists, becoming Vice-President in 1778, and at the Royal Academy. Marlow lived for a time in Leicester Fields (now Leicester Square). His one pupil was John Curtis. In c.1785 he retired to Twickenham, where he died aged 72.
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  • Details
    Title
    The Thames at Richmond
    Date
    c.1780
    Medium
    Oil on canvas
    Dimensions
    height: 61.00 cm, width: 102.00 cm
    Acquisition
    Purchased from Bonham's, 13 December 1990
    Inscription
    sbl
    Provenance
    Collection of the Marchioness of Queensberry; sold through Sotheby's, London, on 3 November 1954; collection of A. J. Whitall; by family descent; sold through Bonham's, London, on 13 December 1990 (Lot 33); from which sale purchased by the Government Art Collection
    GAC number
    16757