• Kidwelly Castle, South Wales -
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    signed and dated 1848 lower right
    watercolour over pencil heightened with bodycolour and scratching out
    31 by 49cm., 12 1/4 by 19 1/4 inches
  • The Mill at Stapleton, Bristol -
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    Signed lower right: GA Fripp./1840.

    Watercolour over pencil heightened with bodycolour and stopping out

    20.1 by 22.3 cm., 7 ¾ by 8 ¾ inches

     

    Fripp was a Bristol artist, the grandson of Nicholas Pocock, and was taught to paint by James Baker Pyne and Samuel Jackson. He visited Italy with William James Muller in 1834 and moved to London in 1838. His tighter early works are generally considered is best.

     

    This is likely to be the watercolour exhibited at the Society of Painters in Water-colours, 1841, no. 72 as `Stapleton Mill, near Bristol’.

  • View on Loch Torridon under Ben Shieldaig, Scotland -
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    Signed lower left: George A. Fripp and signed on old label attached to the backboard: No 4/On the West Coast/of Scotland./George Fripp

    Watercolour over pencil heightened with bodycolour

    36.3 by 51.2 cm., 14 ½ by 20 ¼ in.

     

    Provenance:

    Mrs J. Fripp, her sale, Christie's, 12th November 1963, lot 217 (one of five)

     

    Exhibited:

    London, Society of Painters in Water-colours, 1877, no. 20 as `On the West Coast of Scotland'

     

    This watercolour is accompanied by a letter written by the artist to the buyer of the picture in 1877: `Dear Sir/I made the drawing which you purchased at the summer Exhibition in a bay on Loch Torridon, under Ben Shieldaig. The little ruined Tower I added to the scene that was from another Loch in Argyllshire. I trust the drawing continues to give you pleasure/I remain dear Sir/faithfully yours/George Fripp'

  • Harvesters at Sonning-on-Thames, Berkshire -
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    Signed lower left: George A. Fripp./Sonning/1866

    Watercolour over pencil heightened with bodycolour

    254 x 352 mm., 10 x 14 in.

     

    Fripp exhibited a number of watercolours entitled `Haymaking' at the Society of Painters in Water-colours in 1866 and `The Thames near Sonning' in 1867.

     

  • Old Snuff Mill, Stainton near Penrith -
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    Signed lower right: G.A. Fripp/1840

    Watercolour over traces of pencil heightened with bodycolour

    220 x 342 mm., 8 ½ x 13 ½ in.

     

    This depicts the snuff mill of William Nevinson at Eamont Bridge at Stainton, just south of Penrith. This had originally been a corn mill, then gunpowder mill, then from 1835 a snuff mill. In the mid 1930s, with snuff going out of fashion, the mill and Eamont Bridge were closed.

  • View on a River, North Wales -
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    Signed lower left: G.A. Fripp/1836

    Watercolour over traces of pencil heightened with bodycolour, scratching out and stopping out and gum arabic

    267 x 417 mm., 10 ½ x 16 ¼ in.

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