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Auction archive: Lot number 135

Hony (Margaret and family, married to the Rev. William E. Hony, Vicar of Baverstock, …

Auction 14.06.2012
14 Jun 2012
Estimate
£1,500 - £2,000
ca. US$2,331 - US$3,109
Price realised:
£1,000
ca. US$1,554
Auction archive: Lot number 135

Hony (Margaret and family, married to the Rev. William E. Hony, Vicar of Baverstock, …

Auction 14.06.2012
14 Jun 2012
Estimate
£1,500 - £2,000
ca. US$2,331 - US$3,109
Price realised:
£1,000
ca. US$1,554
Beschreibung:

Hony (Margaret and family, married to the Rev. William E. Hony, Vicar of Baverstock, later Archdeacon of Salisbury, of Baverstock Vicarage, Nadder Valley, and later Ladycross Lodge in the New Forest and Eling Manor on the outskirts of Southampton, fl. 1820s - 70s) The Hony Archive of sketchbooks and albums, 11 vol., watercolours, pencil and pen and ink drawings and prints of landscapes, town and village views, churches and country houses, children's etc., some initialled M.H., also some ephemera, laid down, some affected by foxing, various morocco, cloth and illustrated paper covered bindings, rubbed, some joints breaking etc., v.s., v.d. 1820s - 70s & 1929. *** A portrayal of a small village in Wiltshire in the nineteenth century. The scrapbooks cover Wiltshire, mostly the Salisbury area, but also include the Isle of Wight and excursions to Oxfordshire and North Wales. Rev. William Hony married Margaret Earle of Oxfordshire in 1827, and they had five daughters who never married and two sons. The sisters lived together in Baverstock Vicarage for some fifty years until William's death in 1875, when they moved, first to Ladycross Lodge in the New Forest, and then to Eling Manor on the outskirts of Southampton., where they lived out the remainder of their long lives. The eldest daughter Margaret was a talented amateur artist, and the other sisters did some sketching when young as was the fashion at the time. Their Margaret had also been a fine artist, and all of them compiled albums of their sketches. The later lives of these spinster ladies has been described in detail by one of their nieces Ida Gandy in her book Staying with the Aunts, 1963. Ida describes how these volumes were displayed on Sundays at Eling Manor, "albums with padded leather covers lay about on small tables. Aunt Margaret woujld open one filled with my grandmother's drawings. 'Look at her fine, beautiful lines', she would say reverently. To us, who learned from our village schoolmaster to draw largely and boldly, these sketches seemed too faint and too squiggly. But of course we never said so, and now I can see a beauty in them unrecognised then... ."

Auction archive: Lot number 135
Auction:
Datum:
14 Jun 2012
Auction house:
Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions
16-17 Pall Mall
St James’s
London, SW1Y 5LU
United Kingdom
info@dreweatts.com
+44 (0)20 78398880
Beschreibung:

Hony (Margaret and family, married to the Rev. William E. Hony, Vicar of Baverstock, later Archdeacon of Salisbury, of Baverstock Vicarage, Nadder Valley, and later Ladycross Lodge in the New Forest and Eling Manor on the outskirts of Southampton, fl. 1820s - 70s) The Hony Archive of sketchbooks and albums, 11 vol., watercolours, pencil and pen and ink drawings and prints of landscapes, town and village views, churches and country houses, children's etc., some initialled M.H., also some ephemera, laid down, some affected by foxing, various morocco, cloth and illustrated paper covered bindings, rubbed, some joints breaking etc., v.s., v.d. 1820s - 70s & 1929. *** A portrayal of a small village in Wiltshire in the nineteenth century. The scrapbooks cover Wiltshire, mostly the Salisbury area, but also include the Isle of Wight and excursions to Oxfordshire and North Wales. Rev. William Hony married Margaret Earle of Oxfordshire in 1827, and they had five daughters who never married and two sons. The sisters lived together in Baverstock Vicarage for some fifty years until William's death in 1875, when they moved, first to Ladycross Lodge in the New Forest, and then to Eling Manor on the outskirts of Southampton., where they lived out the remainder of their long lives. The eldest daughter Margaret was a talented amateur artist, and the other sisters did some sketching when young as was the fashion at the time. Their Margaret had also been a fine artist, and all of them compiled albums of their sketches. The later lives of these spinster ladies has been described in detail by one of their nieces Ida Gandy in her book Staying with the Aunts, 1963. Ida describes how these volumes were displayed on Sundays at Eling Manor, "albums with padded leather covers lay about on small tables. Aunt Margaret woujld open one filled with my grandmother's drawings. 'Look at her fine, beautiful lines', she would say reverently. To us, who learned from our village schoolmaster to draw largely and boldly, these sketches seemed too faint and too squiggly. But of course we never said so, and now I can see a beauty in them unrecognised then... ."

Auction archive: Lot number 135
Auction:
Datum:
14 Jun 2012
Auction house:
Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions
16-17 Pall Mall
St James’s
London, SW1Y 5LU
United Kingdom
info@dreweatts.com
+44 (0)20 78398880
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