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William Arthur Davis

XIX Century - 
DAVIS William Arthur A Windmill

Ewbank Auctions
May 8, 2013
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William Arthur Davis - A Selection From Palladio

William Arthur Davis - A Selection From Palladio

Original 1850


Gross Price
Lot number: 313
Arthur Ashpitel, F.S.A. (1807-1869)
A Selection from Palladio
signed 'Arthur Ashpitel F.S.A' (lower right)
pencil, pen and grey and brown ink and watercolour, heightened withtouches of white and with scratching out
20¼ x 50¾ in. (51.4 x 128.8 cm.)
London, Royal Academy, 1850, no. 1127.
Lot Notes
Ashpitel was primarily an architect who trained under his fatherWilliam Hurst Ashpitel (1776-1852). He began his career bydesigning the church of St. Barnabas at Homerton, 1845 andexhibited at the Royal Academy regularly between 1845 and 1864. Healso exhibited in collaboration with John Whichcord Jun. (whobecame his business partner in 1850) from 1852 to 1854. He wasadmitted as a fellow of the Institute of British Architects in 1841and became its Vice-President in 1862.
The present watercolour was exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1850entitled Selection from Palladio and displays a number ofPalladio's architectural commissions: (from left to right) IlRedentore Venice, Palazzo Chiericati, Vicenza, San GiorgioMaggiore, Venice, the Villa Rotunda, Vicenza, Palladio's proposalfor the Rialto Bridge, Venice, the Basilica, Vicenza, Villa Pisani,Bagnola, Villa Pisani, Montagnana, San Zitelle, San Francesco dellaVigna, Venice and Palazzo Valmarana, Vicenza.
This architectural capriccio follows a tradition that includessimilar works such as J.M Gandy's (1771-1843) composition ofdesigns by Sir John Soane (exhibited in 1818), Charles Cockerell's(1788-1863) Tribute to Sir Christopher Wren (exhibited at the RoyalAcademy in 1838) and subsequently A Composition of the Works ofInigo Jones by Sir William Tite (1798-1853), which was exhibited atthe Royal Academy in 1854.
William Arthur Davis - A Windmill

William Arthur Davis - A Windmill



Lot number: 404
Arthur Davis watercolour of a windmill signed 13"x16"
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