With our June 11th action only 2 weeks away we would like to showcase another preview of a selected work from the auction, bringing to light its context and historical significance.
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Auction Highlight: Jane Austin's Bath
Lot 110 John Claude Nattes (C. 1765-1822)
Bath, Illustrated by a Series of Views
London: William Miller; Bristol: William Sheppard, 1806.
Estimate: $15,000 - 20,000. Retail Price: $35,000The beautiful plates include iconic views of Bath from the Claverton Road, the Royal Crescent, the Pump Room, and Concert-Room dating from the time when Jane Austen was living there with her family (1802-1806). Jean-Claude Nattes was one of the most successful watercolour artists of his time. He exhibited at the Royal Academy between 1782 and 1814, and at the Old Watercolour Society, of which he was a founding member. However, in 1807, shortly after publication of this magnificent series of views of Bath, and at the height of his success, Nattes was excluded from the Society after accusations of exhibiting work of other artists under his own name. Abbey Scenery 41; Tooley 340.
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