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Lot No.
523
Description
GEORGE FROST (1754-1821)
A Wagon and Mules; and A Horse and Cart
pencil sketches, on paper laid down on backing mounts
5 1/2 x 5 1/4 in and smaller; two (2)

Provenance: with The Mangate Gallery;
                      Cavendish Morton, Esq,
                       thence by descent

Exhibited: Gainsborough's House, Sudbury, Suffolk, 1974

George Frost was self-taught. He lived at Ipswich all his life, where he became a close friend of the artist John Constable.
 According to a correspondent of the Gentleman's Magazine of July 1821, Frost's 'drawings were admirable and exhibited abundant proof of the character and genius of a Master....whatever came from his pencil bore the impress of originality and truth'.

This lot also includes a watercolour sketch attributed to Thomas Churchyard (1798-1865). This depicts a snowy landscape with a farmhouse amongst trees. (Provenance: with The Mangate Gallery; Cavendish Morton, Esq, thence by descent) Also included is a pencil sketch of trees by a river attributed to John Laporte; and a watercolour by Claude Muncaster depicting 'A Quarry on the Cornish Coast'; five (5)

Sale Section
Paintings, Prints & Maps
Sale Price
£280