5 June 2003
John Varley, O.W.S. (1778-1842)
The Thames near Windsor
signed and dated 'J. Varley/1827.' (lower right)
pencil and watercolour
5 1/8 x 7 3/8 in. (13 x 18.7 cm.)
with Agnew's, London.
with Leger, London, January 1986.
with Spink-Leger, London.
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Probably London, Old Water-Colour Society, 1827, no. 333.
London, Spink-Leger, British Watercolours and Drawings, 1998, no. 25.
In the far distance it is just possible to make out a view of Windsor. In the summer of 1805 Varley had lodgings in Twickenham and encouraged his pupils to make oil studies along the banks of the Thames. He took the opportunity to explore to the west of London as the exhibitions the following year included his first views of Windsor and Eton.
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