8 July 1997
Joshua Cristall, P.O.W.S. (1767-1847)
Bethgellert Church, Caernarvonshire, North Wales
signed and dated 'J. Cristall. 1822.' (lower right)
pencil and watercolour
8 7/8 x 14¼ in. (21.9 x 36.2 cm.)
Sotheby's London, 10 July 1980, lot 47, (£2,420).
with Agnew's, London.
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London, Society of Painters in Water Colour, 1823, no. 294 as 'Beth Gellert Church, Caernarvonshire'.
A number of related sketches of Bethgellert, dated 1820 and 1831, are at the Victoria Art Gallery, Bath (a gift from Mrs. George Norman in 1939).
For a note on the artist in Wales, see the previous lot.
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