Menai Straits, Eastern Entrance

John Warwick Smith, 1795

WAG 455

About this object

Object specifics

  • Other title(s)
    Menai Straits; Menai Straits, Easton Entrance; Eastern Entrance to the Menai Straits
  • Artist(s)
    John 'Warwick' Smith (British, born:26 July 1749, died:22 March 1831)
  • Date
    1795
  • Materials
    Watercolour and Pencil; Paper
  • Measurements
    image: 13.2 cm x 22.2 cm
  • Physical description
    View across Menai Strait from the shore with hills visible in the distance. There are three figures in the foreground pulling a boat from the water onto land.
  • Related people
    Lousia Finch-Hatton (Previous owner); George Greville (Previous owner); Robert Fulke Greville (Previous owner); L Kashnor (Previous owner); John 'Warwick' Smith (Artist/maker)
  • Other number(s)
    WAG Inventory Number: 455
  • Credit line
    Purchased by the Walker Art Gallery in 1929
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Collection
    From the Walker Art Gallery collections

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Publications

  • British Watercolours and Drawings: Lord Leverhulme's Collection in the Lady Lever Art Gallery

    Jessica Feather

    Author: Jessica Feather
    Publisher: Liverpool University Press & National Museums Liverpool
    Date: 2010
    Description: Lord Leverhulme's Collection catalogue of Watercolours and Drawings in the Lady Lever Art Gallery

  • Early English Drawings and Watercolours in the Walker Art Gallery

    Edward Morris & Timothy Stevens

    Author: Edward Morris & Timothy Stevens
    Publisher: Liverpool Letterpress Limited, Member of the Steel House Press
    Date: 1968
    Description: Catalogue of Early English Drawings and Watercolours in the Walker Art Gallery collection

Ownership

Previous owners

  • L Kashnor

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1929
    Disposal method: Sold to the Walker Art Gallery in 1929
  • Lousia Finch-Hatton

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: Unknown or unrecorded
    Disposal method: By Descent
  • Robert Fulke Greville

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: Unknown or unrecorded
    Disposal method: By Descent
  • George Greville

    Owned from: 1795
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: Unknown or unrecorded
    Disposal method: By Descent

Inscriptions

Item inscriptions

  • Inscription text: July 28th 1795 Eastern Entrance to the Menai Strait in Anglesea - seen near Porthaethwy - Orme's head, and Penaenmawr in sight
    Inscription method: To be Reasearched
    Inscription note:
    Inscription location: Old mount
Object view = Fine Art
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