A Lych Gate by Thomas Matthews Rooke RWS 1842-1942. Watercolour and gouache on paper Signed, titled and inscribed on the backboard "7 Q.A. Gardens Turnham Green London 1881." 11 1/4 x 20 1/2 inches, 30 x 52 centimetres
Thomas Matthews Rooke lived at 7 Queen Anne's Gardens, Bedford Park, Chiswick. This watercolour ranks amongst his finest work.
Provenance: Sotheby's Belgravia, 22nd February 1972, £520; Fine Art Society; Sotheby's Belgravia, 10th November 1981, lot 21; Roy Miles Fine Paintings; Private collection, New York.
A Century of Master Drawings, Watercolours, & Works in Egg Tempera. London: Peter Nahum, nd. Catalogue number 66.
Blackburn, Henry. Royal Academy Notes 1881. London: Chatto and Windus, 1881, p. 67.
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