Gavin Claxton


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‘Rydal Water, Westmorland’ by Sidney Richard Percy (1822-1886).

The painting – which depicts cattle watering in the Lake District – is signed by the artist and dated 1882. It hangs in a bespoke gold metal leaf frame.

All our paintings are sold in the finest condition they can be for their age having been professionally cleaned, conserved and re-varnished. Clients should also note that tracked and signed for international shipping is complimentary.

Sidney Richard Percy was the fifth son of the celebrated English landscape painter Edward Williams (1781-1855), one of the most famous families in British art history. In my opinion Sidney Richard Percy was its most gifted painter. Just as his brothers Henry John Boddington (1811-1865) and Arthur Gilbert (1819-1895) had done, Sidney Williams changed his name in order to distinguish himself from the other members of the Williams family.

Between 1842 and 1886 Percy exhibited at all the leading Victorian art venues showing 76 paintings at the Royal Academy, 48 at the British Institution, and 73 with the Royal Society of British Artists at the Suffolk Street Gallery.

Dimensions: (framed) 64cm x 84cm (25¼” x 33”)

Dimensions: (canvas only) 46cm x 66cm (18¼” x 26”)

Medium: Oil on canvas.

Provenance: Private UK collection.

Presentation: Newly commissioned bespoke gold metal leaf frame. All of the new frames we commission are especially made for us to order by one of the UK’s top period frame makers.

Condition: Very good. Professionally cleaned and re-varnished. Ready to hang.


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