Vale of Clwyd

Anthony Vandyke Copley Fielding,

WAG 974

About this object

John Lewis Roget (1828 - 1908) recorded that Fielding first visited the Vale of Clwyd in 1808 in his book 'History of the Old Watercolour Society', published in 1891. The style of this watercolour view of the Vale suggest it was painted later than this.

Object specifics

  • Other title(s)
    Vale of Clwyd ; Over the Downs
  • Artist(s)
    Anthony Vandyke Copley Fielding (British: English, born:November 22 1787, died:3 March 1855)
  • Date
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Materials
    Watercolour; Paper
  • Measurements
    image: 17.9 cm x 27.2 cm
  • Physical description
    A wide, open landscape described in lively brushwork, with a path in the foreground, sweeping to the left and down to the middle distance through a copse. A hill rises to the right of the composition and there is a distant estuary with woods and hills on the horizon. In the middle foreground, a figure herds three cattle along the path.
  • Related people
    I A Abram (Previous owner); Anthony Vandyke Copley Fielding (Artist/maker)
  • Other number(s)
    WAG Inventory Number: 974
  • Credit line
    Bequeathed to the Walker Art Gallery by Miss I A Abram in 1951
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Collection
    From the Walker Art Gallery collections

Explore related

Publications

  • 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

  • I A Abram

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1951
    Disposal method: Bequeathed to the Walker Art Gallery

Inscriptions

Item inscriptions

  • Inscription text: 4535 D
    Inscription method: ink
    Inscription note:
    Inscription location: on backing board
  • Inscription text: 51/18
    Inscription method: pencil
    Inscription note:
    Inscription location: on backing board
  • Inscription text: The Vale of Clwyd from near Ruthin Copley Fielding
    Inscription method: Pencil
    Inscription note: Revealed after treatment at British Museum, December 1958.
    Inscription location: On back of drawing
  • Inscription text: J.Davey and Sons, Pictuure Framers, 44 Duke Street, Liverpool 1
    Inscription method:
    Inscription note:
    Inscription location:
Object view = Fine Art
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