• Pont Aberglaslyn, North Wales -
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    Watercolour over traces of pencil

    25.6 by 39.1 cm., 10 by 15 ? inches

     

    Provenance:

    With Andrew Wyld, 2005

    Private Collection, UK, until 2011

     

    Exhibited:

    London, Manning Gallery, November 1967, no. 3

     

    Pont Aberglaslyn, the bridge spanning the beautiful narrow Aberglaslyn gorge in North Wales, is one mile south of Beddgelert, a popular base for watercolour artists in the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

     

    Dayes was one of the most important British topographical artists of the late eighteenth century whose work was very influential on the young artists, Turner and Girtin. He worked in the eighteenth century manner with a restricted palate mainly of greens and blues.

  • Freston Tower, Suffolk -
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    watercolour over pencil
    16.6 by 21.7cm., 6 1/2 by 8 1/2 inches

    Freston Tower is a six storey building looking over the River Orwell near Ipswich. It was supposedly built by the Ispwich merchant Thomas Gooding in 1578 and it is one of the oldest follies in the country. It is now a Landmark Trust property

    Provenance:
    With Thomas Agnew & Son;
    Anonymous sale, Christie's, 14th November 1989, lot 82;
    Private Collection until 2006
  • Dartmouth Castle, Devon -
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    Watercolour over pencil

    14.9 by 21 cm., 5 3/4 by 8 1/4 inches

     

    Provenance:

    J. Palser & Sons, London;

    With Appleby Bros., London

     

    Dartmouth Castle is a coastal fort guarding the mouth of the River Dart estuary in Devon.  Begun in 1388, the castle comprises of a two towers, one round and one square, the whole of which is built upon a rocky promontory, very close to the water's edge.   

     

    Dayes’s view of the castle from the Dartmouth side of the estuary highlights the dominant position of the Church of St Petrox directly behind the castle.  With a history dating back to Norman times, the present chapel was built in 1647, looking much as it did today, but without the spire which was removed in 1856 when the lighthouse on the other side of the promontory was erected.

  • Carisbrooke Castle, Isle of Wight -
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    Signed lower left: Edwd. Dayes 1788 and again in pencil lower right

    Pen and grey ink and watercolour over pencil

    31.8 by 40.9 cm., 12 ½ by 16 in.

     

    Provenance:

    Anonymous sale, Sotheby’s, 15th March 1990, lot 14;

    Private Collection until 2014

     

    Dayes is one of the most important British topographical artists of the late eighteenth century whose work was very influential on the young artists, Turner and Girtin. He worked in the eighteenth century manner with a restricted palate mainly of greens and blues.

     

    Two Isle of Wight views by Dayes, `Freshwater Bay’ and `Undercliff’ are in the Tate Gallery.

  • Flint Castle, North Wales -
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    Signed lower right: EDayes

    Watercolour over pencil with original washline border

    16.6 by 11 cm., 6 ¾ by 4 ½ in.

     

    Provenance:

    With Leger Galleries, London, November 1971

     

    Flint Castle stands on the banks of the river Dee to the north-west of Chester. It was the first of Edward I’s castle built in the late 13th century as part of his plan to conquer Wales. 

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