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Reverend John Louis Petit (1801-1868) - 1856 Watercolour, Clottenberg

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Reverend John Louis Petit (1801-1868) - Original 1856 Watercolour. On watercolour paper. Title and date inscribed verso. Unsigned. Condition is typical for a picture of this age including some discolouration.

An architectural historian and watercolour painter, John Louis Petit played a significant role in encouraging interest in the Gothic style and its revival. As an artist, he specialised in depicting historic buildings, particularly churches, in order to provide a record and illustrate his writings. He was born in Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire, on 31 May 1801, the eldest son of Harriet Petit (née Astley) and the Rev John Hayes Petit, perpetual curate of Shareshill, Staffordshire, and owner of the Ettingshall Estate, in the same county. His work is represented in the collections of the Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum, Lichfield, and Staffordshire Museums and Art Gallery.


25.4 x 33.6cm (10" x 13.2")

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From a collection of watercolours by Reverend John Louis Petit (1801-1868), mostly of English and French landscapes and town scenes.

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Code nl701
Artist Reverend John Louis Petit (1801-1868)
Date 1856
Dimensions 25.4 x 33.6cm
Medium Watercolour
Style Realism
Subject Landscape
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