A View near Barmouth, N. Wales

John Varley
(1778-1842) British
Title A View near Barmouth, N. Wales
Category Recently Sold
Medium & Size Watercolour.18x28 inches.Framed. Signed & dated 1826
Price Band £5,000 - £10,000
Location Barn Gallery
Biography

He was born in Hackney and became a great friend of William Blake who illustrated a book Visionary Heads written by Varley. He was a regular exhibitor at the Royal Academy until the formation of the Old Watercolour Society. He was one of the founder members and exhibited over 700 works there. He became a highly successful drawings master with pupils including Copley Fielding David Cox, William Turner and John Linnell. However despite his success he was always in financial difficulties, being a hopeless businessman. He is represented at the V&A, British Museum, Swansea Art Gallery, Aberystwyth National Library, Eton College, Southampton Art Gallery, Blackpool Art Gallery, the Port Sunlight (Merseyside) Gallery, Metropolitan Gallery of Fine Art and elsewhere in the UK, Canada and the USA. This is a fine important watercolour by this celebrated artist. It is in good condition and unusually large.

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