• Kenilworth Castle, Warwickshire -
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    Signed on border lower left: Moses Griffith delin 1776 and inscribed with title: KENIWORTH (sic) CASTLE

    Pen and grey ink and wash over pencil on laid paper

    Image 22.6 by 35.8 cm., 8 by 13 inches

     

    Provenance:

    Thomas Pennant (1726-1798);

    By descent to his granddaughter who married the 17th Earl of Denbigh;

    With Michael Appleby, October 1962;

    Private Collection until 2014

     

    Founded in 1120 in the town of the same name, Kenilworth Castle was extended by John of Gaunt in the late fourteenth century and then again by the Earl of Leicester. It was destroyed by Parliamentarian forces in 1649 during the Civil War to prevent it being used as a Royalist stronghold and has been a ruin since then.

  • Llandegai Church and Bridge, Carnarvonshire, North Wales -
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    Inscribed verso: Llandegai Church & Bridge
    Pen and brown ink and watercolour over pencil on laid paper
    22.8 by 29.8cm., 9 by 11 inches

    Llandegai lies 1 miles south-east of Bangor. In the far right distance Penrhyn Castle is just visible in the trees. At this date it was still a medieval manor house before being transformed into a 19th century neo-Norman fantasy castle by the architect Thomas Hopper in 1827 by another member of the Pennant family, George Dawkins Pennant.
  • Llanidan Church, Anglesey -
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    signed with initials lower centre, dated 1806 and inscribed with title

    watercolour over pencil

    15.4 by 27.3cm., 6 by 10 3/4 inches

     

    Llanidan is a parish sitting on the banks of the Menai Straits in south-east Anglesey which includes the village of Brynsiencyn. This shows old Llanidan church dedicated to St Aidan, a seventh century bishop.

  • The Wrekin, Shropshire -
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    Signed on border lower left: Moses Griffith delin/t and numbered 67 in pencil

    Pen and brown ink and watercolour heightened with touches of bodycolour on laid paper with original pen and ink border

    20.9 by 32.1cm., 8 1/4 by 12 1/2 inches

     

    The Wrekin is a hill in east Shropshire, four miles west of Telford. It rises to a height of 1335 feet and is visible for miles around. On its summit is an Iron Age fort

     

    Provenance:

    Thomas Pennant (1726-1798);

    By descent to his granddaughter who married the 17th Earl of Denbigh;

    Viscount Feilding, his sale, Christie?s, 5th June 1938;

    With Walker Galleries, London, 1939;

    Iolo Williams;

    With Andrew Clayton-Payne;

    Private Collection until 2008

     

    Exhibited:

    London, Walker Galleries, Exhibition of Watercolour Drawings by Moses Griffith,

    February 1939, no.69

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