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Lot 129

After Edward Bird, RA, British 1772-1819-  Chevy Chase;  pencil, pen and black ink and grey wash...

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Lot 129

After Edward Bird, RA, 
British 1772-1819- 
Chevy Chase; 
pencil, pen and black ink and grey wash...

Price Realised: £394

Estimate: £200 - £300

Price realised is hammer price plus fees (31.2% Buyers Premium inclusive of VAT).

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Lot 129


After Edward Bird, RA, 
British 1772-1819- 

Chevy Chase; 

pencil, pen and black ink and grey wash on paper, 26.3 x 39.9 cm. 

The Property of the Late Reverend John Watson. 

The present work is taken after Bird's 'Chevy Chase', offered by Bonhams Skinner on 17 November 2022, and may well have been copied from an etching by John Young (c.1765-1825), produced in 1814. A preliminary study of the work, entitled 'The Day after the Battle of Chevy Chase', which varies slightly from the composition of the present work, is in the collection of Wolverhampton Art Gallery [OP85]. 

This composition depicts the aftermath of the Battle of Chevy Chase which occurred in 1388 and was made famous in 'The Ballad of Chevy Chase'. The encounter arose between the families of Henry Percy (English) and the Earl of Douglas (Scottish) whose lands were on the Anglo-Scottish border and who had a heated dispute over boundaries and hunting grounds. The Douglas family won the battle, although their leader was fatally wounded. 

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