HUGH WILLIAM 'GRECIAN' WILLIAMS (?DEVON 1773-1829 EDINBURGH)
HUGH WILLIAM 'GRECIAN' WILLIAMS (?DEVON 1773-1829 EDINBURGH)

View of the town and castle of Dumbarton

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HUGH WILLIAM 'GRECIAN' WILLIAMS (?DEVON 1773-1829 EDINBURGH)
View of the town and castle of Dumbarton
signed and dated 'H.W. Williams 1795' (lower left)
pencil and watercolour
17 ½ x 24 ¾ in. (44.4 x 62.9 cm.)
Provenance
with Richard Haworth, Blackburn.
with Chris Beetles, London, where purchased by the present owner.

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Lot Essay


The present drawing dates to around 1796, when Williams was running a drawing academy in Glasgow. Whilst he is best known for his recording of the ruins of Ancient Greece, Williams early Scottish works are also important and sensitive records of his native land.

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