- Oil paint on board
- Support: 324 x 489 mm
frame: 413 x 578 x 45 mm
- Purchased 1968
William Delamotte 1775–1863
T01050 WATERPERRY, OXFORDSHIRE 1803
Inscribed on the back: ‘July 1st: Waterperry. Oxon. 1803 Wm: DelaMotte 1st. day. cloudy, & likely to rain w. Thundor storms —2d Day. Weather clearing. w. cloud’.
Oil on board, 12 3/4×19 1/4 (32·5×49).
Purchased from Thos. Agnew & Sons Ltd (Florence Fox Bequest) 1968.
Coll: ...; W E Coe & Sons, sold 1967 to P D Jolly, sold Sotheby's, 21 December 1967 (193), bt. Agnew.
Delamotte lived at Oxford from 1798 to 1803, when he moved to Great Marlow, Bucks. to become drawing master at the Royal Military College. A number of oil sketches of the Thames Valley made by him about this time are recorded. Several were in his sale at Sotheby's, 22–23 May 1863, including a ‘Road to Waterperry, Oxon’ (lot 108), which may perhaps be T01050.
The Tate Gallery: Acquisitions 1968-9, London 1969