John Varley, 1800 - 1810 probably

WAG 1003

About this object

Snowdon was probably the scene most often painted by Varley. He made two sketching trips to Wales in 1799 and 1802. This watercolour was probably made later from sketches he made on these trips.

This watercolour was presented to the Walker, along with several others, by James Smith of Blundellsands. He hoped his gift would encourage the Walker to collect more examples of early British watercolours.

Object specifics

  • Artist(s)
    John Varley (British: English, born:1778-08-17, died:1842-11-17)
  • Date
    1800 - 1810 probably
  • Materials
    Watercolour; Paper
  • Measurements
    paper: 17.7 cm x 27 cm
  • Physical description
    A view of Snowdon under a cloudy sky from the rocky shore of a lake with two solitary pine trees on the right of the composition.
  • Related people
    John Varley (Artist/maker)
  • Other number(s)
    WAG Inventory Number: 1003
  • Credit line
    Presented to the Walker Art Gallery by James Smith in 1896
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Collection
    From the Walker Art Gallery collections
Object view = Fine Art
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