Hackney 1778-1842 London
Two views in North Wales: Mount Snowdon and Cadair Idris
Both watercolour over pencil with touches of stopping out and scratching out, the first with gum arabic;
the first signed lower right: J Varley
The first: 262 by 380 mm (drawing)
the second 267 by 364 mm (drawing)
430 by 530 mm (frames)
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The work has survived in good overall condition. The paper has slightly discoloured with time and this is noticeable upon close inspection in the sky - in particular. The watercolours pigments have remained fresh, however, and it is the opinion of the department that the work would react to a light clean. The sheet is laid down.
Over all good condition. There is some minor discolouration to the sky, and a number of foxmarks and small areas of surface dirt. The corners of the sheet are damaged, but these are hidden by the current mount. The work, in the opinion of the department would react well to a light clean. The sheet is laid down.
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The first: with Henry J. Mullen, Harrogate;
Sir Albert Bingham, 2nd Bt. (d. 1945);
his sale, London, Christie's, 4 March 1938, lot 69, bt. Nevinson (as 'Landscape with Lake');
J.L. Nevinson by descent to the present owner