8 April 1997
William Havell, O.W.S. (1782-1857)
An extensive Landscape, with figures conversing by a roadside
pencil and watercolour with scratching out
21 x 29in. (53.6 x 73.7cm.)
With Agnew's, London.
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This watercolour shows the influence of Thomas Girtin and John Varley. Havell met Varley in 1802-3 while on a sketching tour in Wales and the Wye Valley.
An alternative attribution to William Turner of Oxford has been suggested.
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