Theodore Waterhouse - Mid 19th Century Graphite Drawing, Tranquil Mountain Range
DescriptionA delicate mid 19th Century graphite drawing depicting a peaceful mountain range. The picture is adhered to another piece of wove as shown in the images. Inscribed indistinctly with 'Behind * Cottage looking into *'. Inscribed. On wove.
The condition is typical for a picture of this age including some discolouration, particularly on the left and right hand sides as shown.
11.7 x 19.9cm (4.6" x 7.8")Sheet: 14.1 x 22.7cm (5.6" x 8.9")
From an album labelled sketches W. W. A letter attached to the front flyleaf indicates that these sketches were done by William Waterhouse. At the back of the book is a separate section of works by Theodore Waterhouse, inserted by E.W. (a third brother, Edwin Waterhouse.)
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Theodore Waterhouse (1838–1891) was an English solicitor and founder of the City of London law firm Waterhouse & Co, which now forms part of Field Fisher Waterhouse LLP. He was born in 1838 in Aigburth, Liverpool, the son of wealthy mill-owning Quaker parents.
He was one of a famous triumvirate of brothers. Alfred Waterhouse was a prominent architect and designer of London's Natural History Museum and many other iconic Victorian buildings. Edwin Waterhouse was an equally prominent accountant, who co-founded the accountancy practice of Price Waterhouse that now forms part of PricewaterhouseCoopers.
|Date||Mid 19th Century|
|Dimensions||11.7 x 19.9cm|
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