Chester

John Warwick Smith,

WAG 603

About this object

This watercolours looks from higher land across the river Dee to Chester. The cathedral can be seen prominently on the skyline in the centre of the city.

Object specifics

  • Artist(s)
    John 'Warwick' Smith (British, born:26 July 1749, died:22 March 1831)
  • Date
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Materials
    Watercolour; Pen; Ink; Paper
  • Measurements
    image: 13 cm x 22.2 cm
  • Physical description
    View of a winding river leading from the foreground into the distance. Across the river is a castle and on the left a small bridge crosses the river. In the foreground two deer are grazing on the riverside.
  • 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: 603
  • Credit line
    Purchased by the Walker Art Gallery in 1929
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Collection
    From the Walker Art Gallery collections

Explore related

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
  • 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: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: Unknown or unrecorded
    Disposal method: By descent

Inscriptions

Item inscriptions

  • Inscription text: General distant View of Chester - its castle and bridge - backed by the Flintshire Mountains as seen from Boughton, looking to it over the Serpentine course of the river Dee.
    Inscription method: To be Reasearched
    Inscription note:
    Inscription location: Mount
  • Inscription text: : 115
    Inscription method: Ink
    Inscription note:
    Inscription location: Mount; Front; Upper left
Object view = Fine Art
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