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PROPERTY OF THE DESCENDANTS OF JOHN SMALLMAN

Joseph Powell, P.N.W.S.
AN ALBUM - A SERIES OF VIEWS OF THE TOWN OF BRIDGNORTH AND VILLAGE OF QUATFORD, SHROPSHIRE
Estimate
3,0005,000
LOT SOLD. 8,750 GBP
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PROPERTY OF THE DESCENDANTS OF JOHN SMALLMAN

Joseph Powell, P.N.W.S.
AN ALBUM - A SERIES OF VIEWS OF THE TOWN OF BRIDGNORTH AND VILLAGE OF QUATFORD, SHROPSHIRE
Estimate
3,0005,000
LOT SOLD. 8,750 GBP
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Joseph Powell, P.N.W.S.
LONDON 1780 - 1834
AN ALBUM - A SERIES OF VIEWS OF THE TOWN OF BRIDGNORTH AND VILLAGE OF QUATFORD, SHROPSHIRE
including Bridgnorth from the Knoll-sands; Bridgnorth Bridge; Bridgnorth from the town mills; Bridgnorth approaching from Hermitage Hill; Phillis's Bower, Bridgnorth; Bridgnorth from the Hermitage Rock; the New Road Bridgnorth; Bridgnorth approaching from Stanley Hall; the Grammar School; Bridgnorth from St James' Meadow; The High Rock near Bridgnorth; The Town Mills and Pendlestone Rock Bridgnorth; Pendlestone Rock near Bridgnorth; Quatford from the ferry; Quatford approaching from Kidderminster; Danish Camp Quatford; Quatford approaching from Bridgnorth; Quatford from the Witches Bank; Quatford from the churchyard; Quatford Castle from Walden Dingle; Quatford Castle from the cliff meadows; Quatford Castle approaching from Bridgnorth; Quatford Castle from the foot of the Danish Camp; Quatford Castle from Sladeford Meadows; the Watch Tower, Quatford Castle
Twenty-five, each watercolour over pencil, some with touches of bodycolour and stopping out, all bound into an original album, finely decorated with gilded and tooled leather;
twenty signed, the album pages inscribed with locations and dated between 1828 and 1830, further inscribed on a title page: A SERIES OF VIEWS / OF THE TOWN OF BRIDGNORTH / AND VILLAGE OF QUATFORD / DRAWN FOR MR. J. SMALMAN. / IN 1828. 1829. 1830 / BY J. POWELL ESQ. / PRESIDENT OF THE ASSOCIATION OF PAINTERS / IN WATER COLOUR
The Watercolours: 75 by 114 mm; The Album: 303 by 242 mm
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Provenance

Commissioned by John Smallman, circa 1828;
by family descent to the present owners

Catalogue Note

The landscapes in this beautifully preserved album depict the picturesque villages of Bridgnorth and Quatford, which lie in Shropshire, close to the Welsh board. They were painted between 1828 and 1830 for John Smallman, Mayor of Bridgnorth. He was an architect, who built and subsequently lived in Quatford Castle. 

Although Joseph Powell was born and raised in London, he had family connections with Hereforeshire and Worcestershire. He often painted there and a sketchbook, signed ‘J. Powell, Salop, Bridgnorth,’ survives in the Victoria and Albert Museum. In 1831, he became the first President of the New Society of Painters in Water Colours.

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