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HENRY FERGUSON (1665-1730)
  • HENRY FERGUSON (1665-1730)

    WOMEN WITH A FRUIT BASKET TO ANCIENT ARCHITECTURAL FRAGMENTS AND A SARCOPHAGUS, WITH WASHERWOMEN AND THE PILLAR OF SALT TO THE BACKGROUND

    Bears a wax seal to reverse of panel

    Oil on panel

    42 x 61.5 cm

     

    PROVENANCE

    Private Collection, France

     

     

     

     

    Henry Ferguson, or ‘Vergazon’, was probably the son of William Gouw Ferguson, an artist who spent most of his career in the Netherlands, having been admitted to the Guild of St Luke in Utrecht in 1648. A migratory artist like William, Henry was one of several Anglo-Dutch artists working in late seventeenth-century London where, among other things, he painted backgrounds for Sir Godfrey Kneller's portraits. Ferguson later travelled to Toulouse, in the company of Adriaen van der Kabel, and settled in the French city for the remainder of his career. The younger Ferguson was best known for his atmospheric capricci of architectural ruins, often with fragments of monumental sculpture dwarfing smaller figures. Further similar examples of Ferguson's works can be found in the National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh and Ham House, Somerset. 

     

      £15,000.00Price
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