• Cabinet d'un Amateur Européen auction at Christies

    Sale 7822

    Cabinet d'un Amateur Européen

    9 December 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 324

    John Varley, O.W.S. (1778-1842)

    Beddgelert Bridge, North Wales

    Estimate

    John Varley, O.W.S. (1778-1842)
    Beddgelert Bridge, North Wales
    signed and dated 'J. Varley. 1819' (lower left) and with inscription 'Bedgellert Bridge/N. Wales/J. Varley 1819' (on a fragment of the old mount attached to the backboard)
    pencil and watercolour with scratching out, on paper
    19¾ x 26 in. (50.2 x 66 cm.)


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    Varley first visited Beddgelert on a tour of North Wales with J. C. Barrow in 1798 or 1799, and after that date executed many idealised views of it, exhibiting them at the Old Water-Colour Society in 1805, 1810, 1812, 1815 and 1834. At least eight other versions are known.

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    Provenance

    Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 24 November 1998, lot 265, where purchased by the present owner.