3 June 2004
Peter de Wint, O.W.S. (1784-1849)
Bristol Cathedral from the south
pencil and watercolour
7¼ x 13 in. (18.4 x 33 cm.)
John Richmond, Leamington Spa.
Anonymous sale, Christie's, London, 30 June 1981, lot 79.
with Leger Galleries, London.
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G. Bauer, Le Siècle d'Or d'Aquarelle Anglaise, Anthèse, 1998, p. 104, p. 135, illustrated in colour.
The present watercolour relates to a version in the Bristol City Art Gallery. We are grateful to Francis Greenacre for identifying the view. The Norman cathedral was started in 1210-20 and the medieval freestone work is of Dundry stone, similar to that of St Mary Redcliffe.
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