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Abraham Pether

United Kingdom (1756 -  1812 )
PETHER Abraham  Moonlit Scene With A Sailing Barge By A Windmill

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Jun 12, 2019
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Abraham Pether -  Moonlit Scene With A Sailing Barge By A Windmill

Abraham Pether - Moonlit Scene With A Sailing Barge By A Windmill

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Lot number: 185
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Abraham Pether (British, 1756-1812) Moonlit scene with a sailing barge by a windmill oil on panel 18 x 24cm (7 x 9in) Provenance: From a Norfolk country house Oil on panel. There is a change in the composition which has now become visible, the moon was originally placed lower down in the picture. There are cracks in the paint layer relating to the wooden support, notably a circular crack caused by a knot in the panel. The paint layer has developed drying cracks but is in a sound and stable condition. There are a few localised retouching covering wear and enforcing lines in the composition.
Abraham Pether - The Burning Of The Old Drury Lane Theatre

Abraham Pether - The Burning Of The Old Drury Lane Theatre

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Lot number: 178
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Abraham Pether (1756-1812) - The burning of The Old Drury Lane Theatre, 24th February 1809

Abraham Pether (1756-1812)

The burning of The Old Drury Lane Theatre, 24th February 1809

Oil on canvas
Signed
A. Pether
and indistinctly dated
1809
lower left
72.5 cm x 104 cm. (28 1/2 x 41 in)

Provenance:
Timothy Langston Fine Art & Antiques; from whom purchased by Mallett, 2007
One of a family of five painters, Abraham Pether was born in Chichester in 1756, the son of the mezzotinter, William Pether. He was a pupil of George Smith, one of the three Smith brothers who were notable landscape painters. He initially painted in his tutor\’\’ s style, then developed it further by incorporating some elements of Richard Wilson. He moved to London and began an industrious and fruitful career showing at the annual exhibitions in the capital.

On the night of the 24 February 1809 when the Drury Lane Theatre caught fire, its owner, Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1751-1816), was at the House of Commons, which voted an immediate adjournment when the disastrous news arrived; though Sheridan himself protested against such an interruption of public business on account of his own or any other private interests. However, he hurried to the theatre, and whilst seeing his own property in flames, sat down with his friend Barry in a coffee-house opposite to a bottle of port, coolly remarking, in answer to some friendly expostulation, that it was \“hard if a man could not drink a glass of wine by his own fire!\”

This painting shows the Drury Lane Theatre on fire, as viewed from Cowbridge, Pimlico, looking north. It shows a lost view of London as the river shown is not the Thames, but part of the River Tyburn which was thought to come out into the Thames near Westminster. This painting proves that in fact a river ran through the marsh area known as Pollenstock and into the Thames at Merflete (now the area of Vauxhall Bridge).

There is a record of an old bridge around Vincent Square, Rochester Row, which was called Cowbridge, and this would appear to be the artist's vantage point looking out over the Bulinga Fen (marshland area). By triangulating the landmarks of the inferno of Old Drury Lane Theatre, St Paul's Cathedral and Westminster Abbey (and all the City churches), we can see that the the Tyburn went through the gardens of Buckingham House (now Buckingham Palace) the large house visible to the left, behind the hoist.

The River Tyburn is said to have been navigable as far as Regent's Park making it a very useful artery for goods into Central London.

Pether seems to have been very accurate in his topography of this painting and the events it portrays. He had been living in Bridge Row,Chelsea, close to the site of his vantage point, for this painting and he surely witnessed the event first hand.

He made two versions of this scene; the other known piece is in the Guildhall Art Gallery, London. Although this painting was conceived to show the drama of the event, it actually serves as a historical record, as there is very little accurate documentation of this area of London.

Ref: The Lost Rivers of London by Nicholas Barton, 1962.

The Gallery Sale

Wednesday 25 March 2015, 2.00pm

Donnington Priory
Oxford Road
Donnington
Newbury
Berkshire
RG14 2JE

Viewing

Saturday 21st March
9.00am-12.30pm
Sunday 22nd March
10.00am-2.00pm
Monday 23rd March
9.00am-6.00pm
Tuesday 24th March
9.00am-4.30pm
Day of sale from 8.30am
Abraham Pether - View Of Tonbridge Priory

Abraham Pether - View Of Tonbridge Priory

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Lot number: 833
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Anonymous sale, New York, Christie's, 18 January 1983, lot 66 (as attributed to Julius Caesar Ibbetson).

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Abraham Pether

CHICHESTER 1756 - 1812

VIEW OF TONBRIDGE PRIORY

oil on canvas

53 by 81.3 cm.; 20 3/4 by 32 in.

GBP

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Abraham Pether - Evening Scene

Abraham Pether - Evening Scene

Original 1801
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Lot number: 149
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Abraham Pether, b. Chichester 1756, d. Southampton 1812
Evening scene with full moon and persons. Signed and dated A. Pether 1801. Oil on canvas laid on cardboard. 45 x 61 cm.
Retouches, minimal peelings and minor crackles. Partly loose mounting between canvas and cardboard causing dents in the canvas.
Abraham Pether - Evening Scene With Full Moon And Persons

Abraham Pether - Evening Scene With Full Moon And Persons

Original 1801
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Lot number: 13
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Abraham Pether, b. Chichester 1756, d. Southampton 1812
Evening scene with full moon and persons. Signed and dated A. Pether 1801. Oil on canvas laid on cardboard. 45 x 61 cm.
Retouches, minimal peelings and minor crackles. Partly loose mounting between canvas and cardboard causing dents in the canvas.
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