ROBERT LEMAN | Llandudno Bay, North Wales
ROBERT LEMAN | Llandudno Bay, North Wales
ROBERT LEMAN | Llandudno Bay, North Wales
ROBERT LEMAN | Llandudno Bay, North Wales
ROBERT LEMAN | Llandudno Bay, North Wales
ROBERT LEMAN | Llandudno Bay, North Wales
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ROBERT LEMAN | Llandudno Bay, North Wales

Estimate: 2,000 - 3,000 GBP

ROBERT LEMAN | Llandudno Bay, North Wales

Estimate: 2,000 - 3,000 GBP

Lot Details

Description

ROBERT LEMAN

Norwich 1799-1863

Llandudno Bay, North Wales


Watercolour over pencil, heightened with touches of bodycolour and scratching out

404 by 610 mm (drawing)

650 by 810 mm (frame)


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Condition Report

This watercolour has been well preserved and carefully presented. Although some of the more delicate watercolour pigments have faded slightly, the work has retained its original power and boldness. The sheet has darkened in colour a little and there is a old mount-stain visible at the extreme edges. Further to this at the extreme edges of the sheet there are small areas of pigment loss. This work has not been laid down.


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Cataloguing

Provenance

Mrs Marie Howgate;

her sale, London, Christie's, 12 December 1967, lot 143;

with The Fry Gallery, London, by 1968,

acquired by Walter Brandt (1902-1798);

by family descent until the present owner

Catalogue Note

Situated on the north coast of Wales, the village of Llandudno came to prominence as a popular seaside resort in the Victorian era. In this watercolour Leman depicts the sandy beach of Llandudno Bay, while to the left stands the prominent limestone headland, known locally as the Great Orme.


Leman was a member of the Norwich school and a follower of John Sell Cotman. In the 1830s he exhibited regularly at the Norwich Society, however his works are rare and this particular work has been preserved in exceptional condition. 

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Online bidding closed20 Sep 2019 | 04:30 PM GMT