Richard H. Hilditch
Kew Gardens from Richmond Hill date not known

Artwork details

Richard H. Hilditch 1804–1873
Kew Gardens from Richmond Hill
Date Date not known
Medium Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions Support: 203 x 362 mm
Acquisition Purchased 1973
Not on display

Catalogue entry

Richard Henry Hilditch 1804–1874

T01819 Kew Gardens from Richmond Hill

Inscribed ‘No 4 Kew Gardens from Richmond Hill Richmond R H Hilditch’ in ink on label on back; presumably in the artist’s own hand.
Canvas 8 x 14¿ (17.6 x 36.2) on board 7¼ x 14¾ (18.4 x 36.5).
Purchased (Grant-in-Aid) 1973.
Coll: ...; Leggatt, sold November 1947 to Major and the Hon. Mrs. Robert O’Brien, sold in aid of the Centenary Fund of the Hospital of St. John and St. Elizabeth, Christie’s 6 November 1956 (132), bought Ramsay; Boleyn Investments, sold Christie’s 23 November 1973 (45), bought M. Bernard for Tate Gallery.

Hilditch exhibited many views of this area throughout his working life and in view of the vagueness of contemporary catalogue entries it is impossible to associate this painting with anything shown by him at the British Institution and at Suffolk Street, although he did exhibit a ‘Kew Gardens from Richmond Hill’ at the R.A. 1865 (230).

Published in The Tate Gallery Report 1972–1974, London 1975.

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