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William Alfred Delamotte (1775-1863) - Graphite Drawing, Landford Church

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A fine graphite drawing with chalk depicting Landford Church and churchyard- probably the Church of St Andrew, Landford. Signed and titled on the reverse. Signed on the reverse.On wove.


In fine condition.


14.5 x 20cm (5.7" x 7.9")

Collection Information

These drawings and watercolours form a diverse collection. They were found in an album which we think was assembled in the 1940's by a collector. There is no real theme to the album. Almost everything dates from the 19th century. Few are signed. Several items are attributed, presumably by the person who assembled the album. We have no further provenance. We saw no reason to keep the album intact and have tried to assort the contents into rational groups as appropriate. Some of the items are of very high quality indeed. Collection Code 18Za

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Artist Biography

William Alfred Delamotte (Weymouth 1775 – 1863 Oxford), was an English painter and engraver.

Delamotte was the son of a French refugee. His remarkable drawing skills were apparent from an early age, so that he enjoyed the royal patronage of King George III. After having exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1793, he enrolled at the Royal Academy Schools the following year, becoming a student of Benjamin West, another of the King's protégés and President of the Royal Academy. Even during these years of study, Delamotte chose to turn his attention to architectural and landscape work. From the Academy he moved to Oxford, depicting its buildings in numerous sketches. In 1803 he accepted the post of drawing-master at the newly established Royal Military College, Sandhurst, a position he held for forty years.

Besides producing watercolours and a few oils, he turned to printmaking by way of etching, lithography and soft-ground etching.

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Landford, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom, SP5

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Code pc407
Artist William Alfred Delamotte (1775-1863)
Date 19th Century
Dimensions 14.5 x 20cm
Medium Graphite
Style Realism
Subject Landscape
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