Description
Creator
John Herman Merivale (1779 - 1844) after Francis Towne
Title(s)
  • Cockwood from the North Gate
Date
No date
Medium
Pencil, pen and grey ink, watercolour
Dimensions
  • image height 250mm,
  • image length 356mm
Mount
in a contemporary mount (now cropped)
Inscription
  • artist's mount, verso
  • “[. . .] Herman Merivale / [indistinct] who gave it to his affecte son A:F:Merivale. / View from the North Gate Cockwood.” and in another hand “Louisa Anne”
Object Type
Watercolour

Collection
Versions
Cockwood from the North Gate, Untraced
Catalogue Number
FT857
Description Sources
Examination

Provenance

Given by the artist to his son Revd Alexander Frederick Merivale (1814–1841) and inherited by the artist’s granddaughters Maria Sophia Merivale (1853–1928) and Judith Ann Merivale (1860–1945), both of Oxford, in May 1915 (BP169). Its subsequent ownership is unknown, although it was brought into Agnew’s for a valuation in 2002.

Associated People & Organisations

Untraced
Judith Ann Merivale (1860 - 1945), Oxford, May 1915, BP169
Maria Sophia Merivale (1853 - 1928), Oxford, May 1915, BP169
Revd Alexander Frederick Merivale (1814 - 1841)
Exhibition History
83rd Annual Exhibition of Water-Colour Drawings, Thomas Agnew & Sons, 1957, no. 19

Comment

This drawing is a copy of FT631. Cockwood was the retirement home of Merivale’s father-in-law Dr Josph Drury (1750–1834). Revd Alexander Frederick Merivale was the third son of John Herman Merivale, and Louisa Anne Merivale was the eldest daughter.

by Richard Stephens

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