Caernarvan Castle

Paul Sandby, 1773

WAG 2248

About this object

Sandby published an aquatint of Caernarvon Castle in 1776. It was probably derived from the same drawing as this watercolour.

A slightly larger version of 'Caernarvan Castle' was in the Arthur Russell Johnson Collection (sold at Christies's on 13 July 1965, Lot 153) and an oil version was sold at Bonhams on 2July 1965, Lot 172. Both of these versions however have extended foregrounds compared to the Walker's view.

Object specifics

  • Artist(s)
    Paul Sandby (British: English, born:baptized 12 January 1731, died:7 November 1809)
  • Date
    1773
  • Materials
    Pen; Ink; Watercolour; Paper
  • Measurements
    image: 31.4 cm x 43.2 cms.
  • Physical description
    View of Caernarvan Castle from the futherst bank of the Seiont River with mountains beyond. Two sailing vessels are in the water near the shore. In the foreground there are people and horses waiting for the ferry boat.
  • Related people
    Colville (Previous owner); Paul Sandby (Artist/maker, previous owner); W A Sandby (Associated Person, previous owner)
  • Other number(s)
    WAG Inventory Number: 2248
  • Credit line
    Bequeathed to the Walker Art Gallery by W A Sandby in 1904
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Collection
    From the Walker Art Gallery collections

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Ownership

Previous owners

  • Colville

    Owned from: 1817
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: Unknown or unrecorded
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
  • Paul Sandby

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1817
    Disposal method: Sold at Christie's 16th April 1817, part of lot 105 (Colville)
  • W A Sandby

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1904
    Disposal method: Bequeathed to the Walker Art Gallery in 1904

Inscriptions

Item inscriptions

  • Inscription text: P Sandby 1773
    Inscription method:
    Inscription note:
    Inscription location: Front; Lower right
  • Inscription text: Caernarvan Castle / by Paul Sandby
    Inscription method: Pencil
    Inscription note:
    Inscription location: Back
Object view = Fine Art
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