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    JOHN FAED (British, 1820-1902)
    The Hall, At Haddon Hall
    Oil on board
    13-1/4 x 16-1/4 inches (33.7 x 41.3 cm)
    Signed and dated lower right (partially occluded by frame): Faed 1866.
    Titled verso

    Board stenciled by Robert R. Nelson, artists' supplier and frame maker active in Edinburgh 1840-6 and 1853-76.

    Haddon Hall is perhaps the finest example of a fortified medieval manor house in existence and dates from the twelfth century. Represented here in exquisite detail is the tomb of Sir John Manners (died 1611) and Dorothy Vernon (died 1584) in the Manners-Vernon family chapel built at Haddon Hall in 1427.

    Essentially a self-taught artist, John Faed was the eldest of three brothers who achieved recognition in the arts. Throughout the 1840s, Faed exhibited miniature portraits and oils at the Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh. Later Faed lived in London with his brother, Thomas, and exhibited annually at the Royal Academy. Religious and historical subjects inspired most later works.


    Condition Report*: Abrasion to edges of board with paint loss, area of craqueleur central right region of board, scattered areas of strengthening to lower left quadrant, along bottom and left edge, and lower right quadrant, possible areas of repair with strengthening in central area of alter inside archway approximately 1/4 x 1/4 inch and central right region of board.
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    November, 2008
    20th Thursday
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