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Thomas Churchyard (1798-1865)
Woodbridge Quay
Watercolour
3¾ x 4¾ inches

Provenance: Harriet Churchyard
                     Arnott & Everett, Woodbridge, April, 1927

                     Bought from the above sale and by descent                        in the same family until 2022

Sold

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In remarkably well preserved condition, having been retained in a folio.

 

Thomas Churchyard was a country lawyer in Woodbridge but his lifelong enthusiasm was for painting and he produced hundreds of watercolours and oils. He formed a friendship with the poets Bernard Barton and Edward Fitzgerald and the group became known as the "wits of Woodbridge". Throughout his life he was an avid collector and his estate included works by Gainsborough, Constable and Crome. His work is held in the Tate Gallery, The British Museum, the V & A and the Ashmolean.

 

Works in Public collections: Ashmolean Museum

 

For further biographical information on Churchyard, see the entry on this superb website: suffolkpainters.co.uk

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