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    Sale 5926

    Christie's Interiors - Masters & Makers

    24 March 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 82

    A STRAW-WORK AND WATERCOLOUR PICTURE OF CONWAY CASTLE AND BRIDGE

    MID 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A STRAW-WORK AND WATERCOLOUR PICTURE OF CONWAY CASTLE AND BRIDGE
    MID 19TH CENTURY
    In glazed frame
    24 x 29 in. (61 x 74 cm.) overall


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    For a similar picture see The Judkyn/Pratt Collection of British Folk Art, sold Christie's South Kensington, 8th November 1995, lot 65. Other similar pictures in the same sale portrayed an asylum in north Wales and another thought to be a view of Glan-y-don, the Welsh seaside branch of a Manchester based asylum, it has been suggested that these were an early form of occupational therapy.

    COMPARATIVE LITERATURE:
    James Ayres,English Naive Painting 1750-1900, Thames and Hudson, London and N.Y. 1981.

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