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Watercolor by John Varley, 1812

$6,500

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'Llanberis Lake at the Foot of Mount Snowdon' in Wales. Watercolor on paper, signed and dated "J. Varley 1812" ll, identifying info on verso. sight size: 8 x 19 3/4 in. John Varley is known as an English landscape painter in watercolor and a close friend of William Blake. Varley represents the transition between tinted topographical drawing and the bolder, more fully developed manner of watercolor painting characteristic of the 19th century. As well as being a leading painter, he was the most popular and enthusiastic teacher of his day: his pupils included Cox, De Wint, Linnell, Mulready (his brother-in-law), and Samuel Palmer, and he published various instructional works, including one with Blake. In his early years Varley was influenced stylistically by the work of Thomas Girtin. Varley went on to paint more formalized compositions in the manner of Claude and at this period his landscapes were at their most naturalistic. Kauffmann writes about the watercolors of this period: 'It is in this period that they are closest to his original experience and most convincingly portray the awe-inspiring character of mountain scenery.' For a contemporary view of Snowdon, see Sotheby's London, 3 june 2004, Lot 147, GBP4,182.

Details

  • Creator
    Ernest William Varley (Artist)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 15.75 in. (40.01 cm)Width: 27.5 in. (69.85 cm)Depth: 1 in. (2.54 cm)
  • Style
    Neoclassical (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1812
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor fading.
  • Seller Location
    Boston, MA
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 21051stDibs: LU837621764622

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