St. Mary Cray Church, Kent: A Christening
About the work
An engraving after a version of this painting of St Mary Cray Church, Hayes, by John Inigo Richards (possibly after this version) was published in 1774 by Robert Sayer and an example is in the British Museum, London. The image of the engraved version is reversed from the original. However, a smaller (23 x 28 inch) oil painting of St Mary Cray Church by Richards sold through Christie's, London, on 5 November 1954 (Lot 227).
Two watercolours by Richards showing the church, both signed and dated 1774, were sold through Boardman Fine Art, Haverhill, Suffolk, in 1995. Another pair of watercolour views of the church by Richards, one signed and dated 1775, were sold through Phillips, London, in 1997.
Two watercolour views of the church by the painter Jonathan Skelton, dated 1755 and 1757, are also in the British Museum.
About the artist
- St. Mary Cray Church, Kent: A Christening
- Oil on canvas
- height: 76.00 cm, width: 113.00 cm
- Purchased from Professor Michael Grant via H M Luther, May 1971
- Collection of Col. M. H. Grant; Professor Michael Grant, from whom purchased via H M Luther 1971
- GAC number