Lot Description

FRANCIS STONE (1769-1835, BRITISH) AND DAVID HODGSON (1798-1864, BRITISH) Norwich Castle pen, ink and watercolour, signed and dated Sept 3 1833 lower left, inscribed Figures and Landscape by D Hodgson lower right 16 ½ x 21 ½ ins Footnote: Francis Stone was an architect and surveyor for Norwich and the County of Norfolk, who practised in partnership with John Brown.

He was particularly known for:

 The design of St Andrew’s, Norwich Mental Asylum at Thorpe, built 1811 to 1814, now redeveloped into luxury flats and houses

 His Patronage of the Norwich School of Artists, in particular David Hodgson who was Secretary and Vice President to the Society and married Stone’s daughter in 1823

 His collaboration with Hodgson and their publication of their book, The Picturesque Views of all the Bridges belonging to the County of Norfolk 1831, which contained eighty-four lithographs of bridges, all based on detailed accurate drawings by Stone

 His designs, plans, elevations and survey of Norwich Castle 1826 and amendments of 1834

 This Watercolour depicting one of the amended elevations of the castle presents a rare opportunity to acquire an original work by the duo.

Est. Price £1000 - £1500

This lot achieved £1300

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