30 April 2010
Samuel Scott (London c. 1702-1772 Bath)
A view of Covent Garden Piazza, London, looking west, with Saint Paul's, Covent Garden, the so-called 'Actor's Church'
oil on canvas
22½ x 37 7/8 in. (57.2 x 96.2 cm.)
(Probably) The artist's studio sale, Langford's, The Great Piazza, Covent Garden, London, 13 January 1773, as part of lot 28, 'Scott. Two Sketches of Covent Garden'.
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 22 November 1967, lot 1 (£160 to Marumo).
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, by whom given to the late owner in the early 1970s.
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R. Kingzett, 'A Catalogue of the Works of Samuel Scott', Walpole Society, 1980-82, p. 75, no. C.
London, South London Art Gallery, Drawing towards Painting. Samuel Scott, c. 1702-1772, 1978, no. 4.
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