7 May 2009,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 2,750
Estimate GBP 2,000 - GBP 3,000
Catherine Maria Bury, Countess of Charleville (1762-1851)
Penrhyn Castle, near Bangor, Gwynedd, North Wales
pencil and watercolour heightened with bodycolour and touches of gum arabic
17¼ x 26 1/8 in. (43.8 x 66.4 cm.)
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Founded by Ednyfed Fychan, Penrhyn Castle was originally a medieval fortified manor house. The Castle is recorded in the present watercolour before the dramatic Neo-Norman alterations were executed for the Pennant family to designs by Thomas Hopper between 1820 and 1845.
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