Sir. R. Hartlands Villa. Felixtow[e].
Watercolour in sepia tones. Sheet size: 255 x 360mm (10 x 14"). Glued to backing sheet in corners.
A fine watercolour view of Ridley House, Felixtowe. In the early 1840's Sir Robert and Lady Harland acquired a Georgian farmhouse by the sea at Old Felixstowe. It was then largely rebuilt in the Italianate style in 1843 by Sir Robert. Twenty years later it was bought by Lady Login who occasionally let it to friends for short periods. The most interesting of these was a short let to Edward Fitzgerald the poet who lived in nearby Woodbridge. The high level of skill and accuracy of the painting would suggest that it was made by an architect.
[Ref: 37744] £240.00