• The Tower of London from the Thames -
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    brown washes heightened with stopping out

    18.9 by 25cm., 7 1/4 by 9 3/4 inches

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    This shows the White Tower with St Thomas Tower along the river to the left. The buildings on the river in front of the White Tower are no longer there. A smaller wash drawing by Gastineau of the Tower of London was sold at Sotheby?s Olympia on 26th September 2001, lot 123. Gastineau?s choice of brown wash as a medium suggests that he intended to produce an engraving of the subject

  • Smugglers at St Govan?s Head, Pembrokeshire -
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    inscribed verso: Coast Pembroke

    watercolour over pencil heightened with bodycolour, scratching out, stopping out and gum arabic

    37 by 25cm, 14 1/2 by 9 3/4 inches

     

    St Govan?s (or Gowan?s) Head is a promontory at the south extremity of Pembrokeshire, six miles south of Pembroke itself. Hidden by the rocks to the right of the present watercolour stands the ancient chapel of St Govan?s ? this view relates closely to a watercolour by Gastineau entitled ?St. Gowan?s Chapel? which was engraved for ?South Wales Illustrated?, published in 1830. In the engraving however, Gastineau, presumably for picturesque reasons, does not include the chapel itself and the viewpoint is slightly different. Gastineau exhibited ?Chapel at St. Gowan?s, Pembrokeshire? at the Society of Painters in Water-colours in 1844, no.195. We are grateful for Tom Lloyd for his comments on this picture.

     

    Provenance:

    Kemnal Manor sale, Chislehurst, Kent, Christie?s, 30th May 1895, lot 33

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