Old Masters, British & European Paintings - Day 1 - 11 Aug 2021

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Helen Allingham RWS (1848-1926)

£4,000 - £6,000 £9,000

Helen Allingham RWS (1848-1926)

At the well

Signed H.Allingham (lower left)

Pencil and watercolour

35.8 x 28.4cm; 14 x 11¼in

Provenance:

Edward Steinkopff (c.1838-1906);

His posthumous sale, Christie, Manson & Woods, London, Ancient and Modern Pictures and drawings, 25 May 1935 (to Newman £17 17s);

M. Newman, London;

Sir Owen Aisher (1900-1993);

By descent to The Muro Collection

Exhibited:

London, Arthur Tooth & Sons Galleries, Winter exhibition of Selected Pictures and Watercolour Drawings, 1895, no. 19

This collection of works by Helen Allingham (lots 180—192) have passed by descent from the personal collection of Sir Owen Aisher (1900-1993), one of the most noted collectors of her work. Sir Owen was the chairman of Marley Ltd., a building materials company with a particular specialism in roofing tiles. On behalf of the company, Sir Owen purchased a group of Allingham works which faithfully reproduced the materials of the buildings depicted. These became known as The Marley Collection, and were sold at Christie’s in 1991. The works offered here formed part of Sir Owen’s personal collection and hung at his home in Surrey.

Every day scenes around Helen Allingham's Surrey home resulted in subjects for paintings. Rustic neighbours, both young and old, were used as models and repeatedly appear in her watercolours.

We are grateful to Annabel Watts for her assistance cataloguing the present work.

 

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