Lot 481 (Fine Art, 26th March 2013)
Sold for £1,000
Ralph Hedley, RBA (1848-1913) ''THE WOOLWASHERS'' signed with initials and dated 1910 oil on canvas 44 x 59cms; 17 1/4 x 23 1/4in. EXHIBITED The Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle, Loan Exhibition of Works by Ralph Hedley, R.B.A., October-December 1938 (Exhibit No. 99). Listed in Ralph Hedley's Executors' Book, listing paintings in his possession at the time of his death in 1913, List No. 186 (titled 'Woolwashers'). A larger version of this composition was exhibited at the Bewick Club Members Exhibition in 1910 (titled 'Woolwashing') and subsequently at other exhibitions from 1938-1940 titled 'The Woolwashers'.