Thomas Coleman Dibdin – At Mochore, North Wales
Watercolour and pencil heightened with white on grey paper, inscribed with the title (lower left). Presented with a new wash-line mount lettered with the artist’s name. Framed and glazed.
Sheet: 13 1/4 x 9 1/8 in. (33.5 x 23.2 cm.)
Frame: 23 1/8 x 18 1/8 in. (58.9 x 46.2 cm.)
Provenance; Formerly with Alister Mathews Cat.75, item 361. Ref: Witt library.
Alister Mathews 1907-1985 was an art dealer. Born in Watford, England on April 7th, 1907. During the 1920s he operated Grayhound Press, a private press through which he published his friend Monk Gibbon. From the early 1950s until sometime in the 1970s he operated as a dealer in prints and drawings, rare books and manuscripts. He died in Bournemouth in 1985. Alister Sold Indian paintings to the BM in 1943 and prints and drawings to P&D Colnaghi from the 1950s onwards. His name is often misspelt but can be verified as Alister Mathews through his advertisements in ‘Master Drawings’.