18 November 2004
John Varley, O.W.S. (1778-1842)
Machynlleth, Powys, from the river Dovey, Wales
with signature and date 'J. Varley 1834' (lower left)
pencil and watercolour, unframed
8¾ x 18½ in. (22.3 x 47 cm.)
Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 14 March 1967, lot 148.
with Maas Gallery, London,
by whom sold to Mr. Floyd, 1973.
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Machynlleth was the ancient capital of Wales and is situated just south of Dolgellau, a favourite subject of Varley's.
A similar version of this view was sold at Sotheby's, London, 25 January 1988, lot 95, illustrated.
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We are grateful to Michael Fontes for identifying this view as Dollgellau, Wales and not Machynlleth as stated in the catalogue.
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