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    Sale 7435

    British Works on Paper

    21 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 185

    Harry John Johnson (1826-1884)

    A salmon trap, Wales

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Harry John Johnson (1826-1884)
    A salmon trap, Wales
    with studio stamp (lower right) and inscribed 'Welsh Salmon Trap' (lower left)
    pencil and watercolour with scratching out
    4¼ x 15½ in. (10.8 x 39.4 cm.)


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    Johnson was a pupil of William Müller (1812-1845), whom he accompanied on his expedition to Lycia (see lot 185). He visited Bettws-y-Coed with David Cox, Sen. in 1844 and on other sketching tours to North Wales. In his fluid use of watercolour the influence of both Müller and Cox can be seen.

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