Ben Vorlich and Loch Lomond

Ben Vorlich and Loch Lomond


Anthony Vandyke Copley Fielding (1787-1855)
View of Ben Vorlich, looking up Loch Lomond, West Highlands

Signed lower left: Copley Fielding 1847 and inscribed verso: View of Loch Lomond looking up to Ben Vorlich
Watercolour over traces of pencil heightened with bodycolour, scratching out, stopping out and gum arabic
18.4 by 26.3 cm., 7 1/4 by 10 1/4 in.

The Rev. H. Sibthorp, Washingbury near Lincoln, 1848;
By descent to Montague Aubrey Rowley Cholmeley (1876-1914);
Rosamund Mary Edith Cholmeley (d.1964);
With Spink, London (K310410)

London, Society of Painters in Water-colours, 1848, no.273, bt. Rev. Sibthorp for 7 gns

Copley Fielding exhibited 14 Scottish subjects in 1848.

This watercolour was bought at the Society of Painters in Water-colours by the Rev. Humphrey Waldo-Sibthorp who was born into an ancient Lincolnshire family, the 4th son of Col. Humphry Waldo-Sibthorp. Rev Humphrey served as Rector of Washingborough, Lincolnshire between 1817 - 1824, before serving as rector at Hatton, Lincolnshire until his death.

It later passed to Captain Sir Montague Aubrey Rowly Cholmeley 4th Baronet, was related to Rev. Sibthorp through his wife Mabel Janetta. Cholmeley was killed in action on Christmas Eve 1914, serving in the 2nd Battalion Grenadier Guards. They had one daughter, Rosamund Mary Edith (1904 - 1984), who also owned this watercolour.