River Scene, Wales

John Varley,

WAG 1005

About this object

This is thought to a very early example of Varley's work. His painting technique is less refined in this work compared to later watercolours like 'An Old Castle and Bridge' (WAG 1004) in the Walker's collection.

Object specifics

  • Artist(s)
    John Varley (British: English, born:1778-08-17, died:1842-11-17)
  • Date
  • Materials
    Watercolour; Paper
  • Measurements
    paper: 17.9 cm x 27.2 cm
  • Physical description
    Watercolour view looking over a river that begins in left foreground and travels across the composition into the distance on the right. There are two figures walking in the distance on the banks of the river on the right. There is a mountain in the distance.
  • Related people
    James Smith (Previous owner) ; John Varley (Artist/maker)
  • Other number(s)
    WAG Inventory Number: 1005
  • Credit line
    Presented to the Walker Art Gallery by James Smith in 1902
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Collection
    From the Walker Art Gallery collections


Previous owners

  • James Smith

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1896
    Disposal method: Presented to the Walker Art Gallery
Object view = Fine Art
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