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SIR JOHN FIENNES TWISTLETON CRAMPTON Bt.  (1805 – 1886)

 

“Watercolour Landscape”

3 5/8” x 5 1/8” (93mm x 128mm) (mount opening)

Provenance – From the Collection of the Artist’s family by descent

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“Studies at Bremen”

Original Watercolour. 4 1/8” x 4 ˝” (104mm x 113mm) (paper size)

Dated July 1829 and titled “Bremen”

Provenance – From the Collection of the Artist’s family by descent      

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Sir John Fiennes Twistleton Crampton was a dipolmat whose career began at Turin in 1826. He was transferred to St. Petersburg in 1828, Brussels in 1834, Vienna in 1839 and Berne in 1844.  His most important post was Washington, where he served from 1845 to 1856, when he was declared persona non grata for recruiting troops for the British Army in defiance of American law.  Diplomatic relations were broken off, and there was even talk of war.  He was sent to Hanover in 1857 and to St. Petersburg again the following year. 

 

His last post was Madrid from 1860 to 1869, after which he retired to his seat in Ireland, Bushey Park, where he died.

 

He painted freely, rather in the manner of Cox, as well as producing more careful, lightly coloured drawings and some caricature doodles in pen and ink.

 

Examples of his work can be found in the British Museum.

 

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SIR JOHN FIENNES TWISTLETON CRAMPTON Bt.

(1805 – 1886)

 

Sir John Fiennes Twistleton Crampton was a dipolmat whose career began at Turin in 1826. He was transferred to St. Petersburg in 1828, Brussels in 1834, Vienna in 1839 and Berne in 1844.  His most important post was Washington, where he served from 1845 to 1856, when he was declared persona non grata for recruiting troops for the British Army in defiance of American law.  Diplomatic relations were broken off, and there was even talk of war.  He was sent to Hanover in 1857 and to St. Petersburg again the following year. 

 

His last post was Madrid from 1860 to 1869, after which he retired to his seat in Ireland, Bushey Park, where he died.

 

He painted freely, rather in the manner of Cox, as well as producing more careful, lightly coloured drawings and some caricature doodles in pen and ink.

 

Examples of his work can be found in the British Museum.