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    Sale 7591

    British Art on Paper

    4 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 18

    William Turner of Oxford, O.W.S. (1782-1862)

    View of Harlech Castle with the Mawddach Estuary beyond

    Price Realised  

    William Turner of Oxford, O.W.S. (1782-1862)
    View of Harlech Castle with the Mawddach Estuary beyond
    pencil and watercolour, with gum arabic
    10¾ x 15 1/8 in. (27.3 x 38.4 cm.)


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    It is tempting to assume the present watercolour is the one exhibited at the Royal Watercolour Society in 1831, no. 106. Turner exhibited several Welsh views around this time, but very few after his trip to Scotland in 1838.

    We are grateful to Timothy Wilcox for his help in preparing this catalogue entry.

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    Saleroom Notice

    Please note this watercolour is a view of Harlech Castle with the Glaslyn Estuary beyond and not the Mawddach Estuary as stated in the catalogue.


    Exhibited

    Possibly, Royal Watercolour Society, 1831, no. 106, as 'Snowdon and other mountains, as seen from near Harlech, Merionethshire'.