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Auction: Auction 16.03.2016
was auctioned on: 16 March 2016
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Estimate: n. a.
Price realised:  £1,800
ca. US$2,560
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The following six lots have been removed for sale from Titley Court, Herefordshire Elizabeth ('Eliza') Brown Greenly was the only child of William and Elizabeth Greenly of Titley Court, Herefordshire. In 1811 she married Admiral Sir Isaac Coffin. She was a noted diarist and a talented amateur artist. She was a pupil of Abraham Pether and her work also shows the influence of Richard Wilson RA. Grant recorded that an example of her work on canvas A Mill on the Clun at Downton (1801) "shows her as a painter as accomplished as most professionals, her sylvan greens, delicate foliage and aerial sky ranking her high in rural art". Extracts from Eliza's diaries were published in the Woolhope Transactions XXXIII (1951). Eliza was acquainted with Lord Byron and also said to have moved in the close circle of King George III and his family. A contemporary source described her as being 'a person of so much real merit, and of such superior and general cultivation of mind, that her superiority to the contemporary and surrounding society was too self-evident not to create astonishment'. Eliza, according to another contemporary commentator was 'considered clever, of a religious nature and inclined to literary pursuits'. The diary shows that Eliza counted among her friends the daughters of Sir George Cornwell of Moccas Court, Sir John Geers Cotterell of Garnons and Lord and Lady Oxford of Eywood. Richard Payne Knight of Downton Castle was also a member of this circle. Between 1790 and 1820 each of these families were actively engaged in landscape improvement, caught up in the early stages of the Picturesque Movement which is arguably Herefordshire's unique contribution to English landscape aesthetics ELIZABETH BROWN GREENLY (1771-1839) View towards Bredwardine Bridge, Herefordshire with old inscription on the stretcher 'View of Bredwardine Bridge on the river Wye, Herefordshire taken in 1795 by E.B. Greenley' oil on canvas 36 x 48 in (91.4 x 121.9cm) Probably the work exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1796 (no. 104) The bridge depicted in this painting was built in the 1770s. It is recorded that it needed significant repair after a particularly bad flood in early 1795

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Brightwells Antiques & Fine Art
Title: Auction 16.03.2016
Date of the auction: 16 Mar 2016
Address: Brightwells Antiques & Fine Art
Easters Court
Head Office
HR6 0DE Leominster Herefordshire
United Kingdom
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