Description
Creator
John Jeffrey Short (1753 - 1801)
Title(s)
  • Mer de Glace
Date
1796
Medium
Pencil, watercolour
Mount
paper laid on to a contemporary mount
Inscription
  • artist's mount, recto, lower left
  • “John Short / delt 1796”
  • in brown ink
Inscription
  • artist's mount, verso
  • “No.6 / Mer de Glace / drawn by John Short / 1796”
  • in brown ink in Towne’s hand
Object Type
Watercolour

Collection
Catalogue Number
FT897
Description Sources
Examination

Provenance

Descended from the artist to Mr and Mrs Tremlett of Bickham House, who sold it at Hampton and Littlewood, Exeter, on 1 May 2008, lot 508.

Associated People & Organisations

Private Collection, 1 May 2008
Hampton & Littlewood, Exeter, 1 May 2008
lot 508
Mr and Mrs Tremlett

Comment

This is clearly a copy after a lost Towne view of the Mer de Glace, similar to but distinct from the version Towne made for the Cliffords (FT573), but perhaps based on a common source work from 1781 (FT383). A date about that time, of the mid-1790s, is also consistent with 1796, the date of this work.

 

by Richard Stephens

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