John Brett (British 1831-1902): 'Fylingdales Moor' looking towards Whitby, oil on canvas signed and ...
John Brett (British 1831-1902): 'Fylingdales Moor' looking towards Whitby, oil on canvas signed and dated 1890, 38cm x 76cm
Provenance: East Yorkshire private collection; exh. Royal Academy 1891 No.458; purchased by W.A. Pye Esq. in February 1891 for the sum of £100, then by descent through the Pye family; Sotheby's London 12th November 1992, Lot 132; Thomas Agnew & Sons Ltd. London (then listed as Treyarnon Bay) No.WA2457 (label verso) where purchased by J.E. Dayton; Sotheby's London 10th March 2005, Lot 217, where purchased by the vendor (at the same sale an oil sketch of the same scene was sold as Lot 218).
Literature: Birmingham Daily Post 30th May 1891; C. Payne & C. Brett: John Brett: Pre-Raphaelite Landscape Painter (Yale Univ. Press 2010) Cat no.1350, ill p 236
Notes: The painting has previously been erroneously listed as Treyarnon Bay; this is because the frame, made for the artist by Dolman & Son, previously contained 'Treyarnon Bay' of 1889, and a label previously affixed to the frame displayed this title.
Offer Guide: £7000 - £9000