Brightwells Fine Art Sale - Day Two - Thursday 21st March 2019
SIR JOHN JAMES STUART, 5th BARONET OF ALLANBANK (1779-1849)
Mounted Horseman in combat
watercolour, with inscription on mount 'From Marmion'
5 1/4 x 7 in (13.4 x 17.8cm)
Sold with three other sketches by the artist (two depicting battle subjects, the other a study for statuary); together with a coloured engraving depicting Holyrood Castle; five (5)
The inscription 'Marmion' refers to the book of the same name published by Sir Walter Scott in 1808. The tale is a historical romance based on life in Scotland in the sixteenth century culminating in the Battle of Flodden Field.
Sir John Stuart was a prominent Scottish landowner and friend of the novelist Sir Walter Scott. In 1823 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, his proposer being a fellow amateur artist James Skene of Rubislaw.