Wednesday, December 8, 2010
John Brett - Low Water, Springs
titled and indistinctly dated l.r.: Low Water, Springs 5 septr 91-; signed, titled and inscribed on the canvas overlap: 98. Low Water
"Spring" John Brett A R A
oil on canvas
25.5 by 48cm.; 10 by 19in.
ESTIMATE 8,000 - 12,000 GBP
The present picture was painted as a sketch for The Sea Mist Drifts in Shore, exhibited a the Royal Academy in 1892. The location is the village of Tresaith (Carreg y Ddafad) in Cardigan Bay. In the summer of 1891 Brett stayed
in Aberporth, approximately one mile from Tresaith. This painting was owned by the landscape painter Benjamin Williams Leader.
We are very grateful to Charles Brett for his assistance cataloguing this picture.