5 Views of Wales by Paul Sandby


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5 Views of Wales by Paul Sandby

It was due to the development of the aquatint process in etching that Paul Sandby returned to printmaking at the beginning of the 1770's. His enthusiasm was such that for a considerable period he did nothing else, resulting in the publication of 24 views in Wales amongst many other works in aquatint.
Writing to his friend John Clerk in September 1775, '........ these 4 month past I have scarcely done anything else, the work is so delightful and easy to me now in the execution I do it with the same ease but with more pleasure than on paper'. Offered here are 5 loose prints from a set, views of Wales from this same period; Conway, The iron Forge between Dolgelli and Barmouth, Harlech Castle, Pengwern and River Conway'. Aquatints, printed in brown ink, all in excellent condition and with decent margins, (the printed sheets being untrimmed, circa 15 inches x 11 inches).
Published by P.Sandby, St George's Row, London 1776, these romantic views of North Wales did a great deal to establish a tour of the country as a fashionable trip for Georgian seekers of the sublime. plate:12.25 in x 9.25 in


18th Century & Earlier

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Walpoles is an antiques business that has been established for more than 35 years with an extensive stock which can be divided into three broad themes: "The Army" encompassing colonial furniture and works of art, folk art of the British soldier as well as campaign furniture, pictures and objects of a military theme; "The Navy" covering fine and folk art associated with the British Royal and Merchant Navy fleets as well as fine art and objects that fall under a title of "The China Trade"; and finally there is an established core of furniture, pictures and works of art typical of "The English Country House".

Founded by Graham Walpole, the business first set up in Church Street, in London’s Marylebone, and by the end of the 1980s had moved to Westbourne Grove, from where they dealt until the turn of the last century. In 2004 Walpoles relocated to their home town of Greenwich and joined the British Antiques Dealers Association but now work from 111 Portobello Road. Please be aware that this shop is too small to show all of the stock on the website and that you should make an enquiry before your journey to ensure that the item in question is there for you to see. We are open every day, with the exception of Sundays, between the hours of 10 a.m. & 4 p.m., (Saturday 7.00 a.m. - 5 p.m.)

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