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John Varley (1778-1842).

The Old Church, Hackney, London.

Watercolour over pencil heightened with touches of bodycolour.

27.8 by 37.7 cm., 10 ¾ by 14 ¾ in.

 

Provenance:

Bought at Spink, London.

By descent until 2018.

 

This depicts the sixteenth century church of St Augustine which was demolished in 1798 to make way for a new church on the site dedicated to St John. The large funerary monument to the left survives.

Varley was born in a house adjoining Hackney churchyard in 1778. Another version of this watercolour, dated 1830, is in the British Museum. (see Lindsay Stainton, British Landscape Watercolours 1600-1860, 1985, no.110, pl.83).

Dimensions

27.8 by 37.7 cm

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Stock number

2043

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