Octon Lodge

East Riding of Yorkshire

FOR Guy Peppiatt Fine Art, London

In-depth research in relation to the identity and location of a Picturesque dwelling in a painting of circa 1820, circle of Francis Nicholson

What we did

  • Conducted in-depth primary and secondary research via historic maps, the Census, and collections at the East Riding Archives, and Hull History Centre; as well as consultation of local history publications
  • Provision of concise account of the building for a catalogue description for the client, a paintings dealer specialising in 18th and 19th century drawings and watercolours


  • The painting has now sold. Precision of research contributed to the understanding of its subject matter.

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