Heckel (Attributed to), Augustin (1690 - 1770)
London; Richmond, a view of the Twickenham bank of the Thames, showing (Left to Right) Pope's villa, Lady Ferrers' Summer House, Cross Deep and Dr Barry's house (later Poulett Lodge). Pencil, pen, ink and watercolour. c.1750. The mount Stamped 'Scipio' (Henry Scipio Reitlinger). Previously attributed to Johann Heinrich Müntz (1727-1798) and inscribed on the wash line mount 'J H Muntz / Pope's Villa Twickenham'. Provenance: Henry Scipio Reitlinger (1882-1950), his Sale Sotheby's 27th January 1954, lot 75 (as by Muntz); bought by the Fine Art Society; to Hilda F Finberg, April 1954; L. G. Duke, his Sale 29th April 1971, lot 150 (as by Peter Tillemans); bought by Spink & Son where acquired by the present owner in 1972 (as by Heckel). Exhibited: 'English Watercolour Drawings', Spink & Son, 1972, Cat No. 30; 'Alexander Pope's Villa, Views of Pope's Villa, garden and grotto: a microcosm of English landscape', Marble Hill House, 1980, Cat No.18 (where 'attributed to' Heckel); 'Bleast Retreats' A History of Private Gardens in Richmond upon Thames, Orleans House Gallery, 1984, Cat No.48 (where 'attributed to' Heckel); 'Alexander Pope's Twickenham, his neighbourhood and his friends', 1988; 'Prospects about Richmond', Mid Eighteenth Century Drawing and Prints by Augustin Heckel, Museum of Richmond, 1994, Cat. No.19a (as by Heckel).