EDMUND GARVEY, R.A.
Kilkenny c. 1750 - 1813 London
A VIEW OF CONWAY CASTLE
oil on canvas
unframed: 95.2 x 127.6 cm.; 37½ x 50¼ in.
framed: 111 x 144 cm.; 43¾ x 56¾ in.
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The canvas is lined, the paint surface is clean, and the varnish is slightly discoloured. The weave of the canvas is evident throughout. Inspection under ultraviolet light reveals some small, scattered retouchings, notably in the mountain in the distance, the foliage, upper left, and the cliff face on the right. There is a more concentrated spot of retouching in the sky, upper centre, 1 by 1.5cm., and more concentrated retouching along the lower margin. The picture presents well in its current state and appears to be in overall good condition.
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