A River Scene in Picardy

Richard Parkes Bonington (Arnold, Near Nottingham 1802 – London 1828)
National Trust Inventory Number 541112

Category Art / Oil paintings
Date circa 1824
Materials Oil on canvas
Measurements 432 x 559 mm (17 x 22 in)
Place of origin
Collection Knightshayes Court, Devon (Accredited Museum)
On show at Knightshayes Court, Devon, South West, National Trust

Summary description

Oil painting on canvas, A River Scene in Picardy by Richard Parkes Bonington (Arnold, Near Nottingham 1802 – London 1828), circa 1824. A french hazy water side scene with sailing boats moored at the side of a river in a flat landscape and a windmill at the right.


[possibly Sir Henry Webb, 7th Bt], Paris, 23-24 May 1837, lot 7, as: "Shipping on the Canal at Calais. Morning Effect";T. Horrocks Miller (by 1889); by descent to his nephew Thomas Pitt Miller; his sale, Christie's, 26th April 1946, lot 9 (bt. Agnew's); with Agnew in 1952, when acquired by Sir John Heathcoat-Amory, by whom bequeathed to the NT with Knightshayes in 1972/; gift of Lady Amory (1901 -1997) to the National Trust at Knightshayes Court in 1997

Makers and roles

Richard Parkes Bonington (Arnold, Near Nottingham 1802 – London 1828), artist


Godfrey 1965 F. M. Godfrey, 'Heathcoat-Amory Collection', Apollo, LXXXII, 1965, p. 141-3

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Collection Knightshayes Court, Devon (Accredited Museum) (3327)
Periods 19th century (173945)
Maker Richard Parkes Bonington (Arnold, Near Nottingham 1802 – London 1828) (11)
Subjects Picardy (France) (1)
Object Type Oil painting (14421)

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