• The Hermitage at Wick House, Brislington, Bristol -
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    Brown washes over pencil heightened with stopping out

    28.4 by 20 cm., 11 by 7 3/4 inches

     

    This drawing is likely to have been commissioned from Rowbotham by the great Bristol collector and anitiquary George Weare Braikenridge (1775-1856) who purchased Broomwell House in Wick Road, Brislington in May 1823. Braikenridge’s collection of 1400 topographical views of Bristol and the surrounding area was commissioned from a number of local artists and includes 258 drawings by Rowbotham and others by Samuel Jackson, James Johnson and were bequeathed by one of his sons to Bristol City Art Gallery in 1908. He also commissioned over 100 drawings of Brislington alone in the mid 1820s, mainly from Rowbotham of which this is probably one. Another view of the Hermitage at Wick House is in the collection of the Bristol City Art Gallery (K4907).

     

    Brislington is two miles south-east of Bristol city centre and was described as one of the prettiest villages in Somerset in the early 19th century. Wick House, built in circa 1790, was a villa that stood in sixty acres of pleasure grounds. `Jones’ views of the Seats, Mansions, Castles, & C. of Noblemen and Gentleman in England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland’, published in 1829 includes Wick House and mentions `the Hermitage, in the midst of the shady grove, invites to musings and retirement.’ At the time it was the seat of William Withering (1775-1832) and it is now a retirement home.

  • St. Luke's Church, Brislington -
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  • Brislington Church near Bristol -
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    brown washes over pencil
    21 by 26cm., 8 1/4 by 10 inches

    This drawing is likely to have been commissioned from Rowbotham by the  Bristol collector and antiquary George Weare Braikenridge (1775-1856) who purchased Broomwell House in Wick Road, Brislington in May 1823. Brislington is two miles south-east of Bristol city centre. Braikenridge's collection of 1400 topographical views of Bristol and the surrounding area was commissioned from a number of local artists and includes 258 drawings by Rowbotham and others by Samuel Jackson, James Johnson and Hugh O'Neill. They were bequeathed by one of his sons to Bristol City Art Gallery in 1908
  • Brislington Church from Mr Rickett's front lawn -
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    brown washes over pencil
    28.5 by 20.3cm., 11 1/4 by 8 inches

    This drawing was probably commissioned from the artist by the Bristol collector and antiquary George Weare Braikenridge (1775-1856) who purchased Broomwell House in Wick Road, Brislington in May 1823. Brislington is tow miles south-east of Bristol city centre. Braikenridge's collection of 1400 topographical views of Bristol and the surrounding area was commissioned from a number of local artists and includes 258 drawings by Rowbotham and others by Samuel Jackson, James Johnson and Hugh O'Neill. They were bequeathed by one of his sons to Bristol City Art Gallery in 1908.

    A preliminary pencil sketch for this drawing dated 30th October 1826 and inscribed `View from Mr Rickett's front lawn' is in the Bulwer collection (vol. IX, no.9)
  • A Salmon Leap on the river Dyfi at Mallwyd -
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    Inscribed lower left: Salmon leap/at Mallwyd

    Watercolour over pencil heightened with bodycolour

    22.5 by 30.8 cm., 8 ? by 12 inches

     

    Mallwyd is a small village which stands on the river Dyfi in Merionethshire, two miles south of Dinas Mawddwy.

  • A Mill near Dolgelly, North Wales -
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    Inscribed lower right: near Dolgelly

    Watercolour over pencil heightened with bodycolour

    18 by 25 cm., 7 by 9? inches

     

    Dolgelly is a market town which sits at the confluence of the Aran and Wnion rivers, nine miles east of Barmouth.

  • Harlech Castle, Wales -
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    Inscribed lower right: Harlech

    Watercolour over pencil heightened with white on buff paper

    22.8 x 30 cm., 9 x 11 ? in.

  • A Tree in a Garden, Brislington, Bristol -
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    Brown washes over pencil heightened with stopping out

    28.6 by 20 cm., 11 ¼ by 7 ¾ inches

     

    This drawing is likely to have been commissioned from Rowbotham by the great Bristol collector and anitiquary George Weare Braikenridge (1775-1856) who purchased Broomwell House in Wick Road, Brislington in May 1823. Braikenridge’s collection of 1400 topographical views of Bristol and the surrounding area was commissioned from a number of local artists and includes 258 drawings by Rowbotham and others by Samuel Jackson, James Johnson and were bequeathed by one of his sons to Bristol City Art Gallery in 1908. He also commissioned over 100 drawings of Brislington alone in the mid 1820s, mainly from Rowbotham of which this is probably one.

     

    Brislington is two miles south-east of Bristol city centre and was described as one of the prettiest villages in Somerset in the early 19th century. Wick House, built in circa 1790, was a villa that stood in sixty acres of pleasure grounds. `Jones’ views of the Seats, Mansions, Castles, & C. of Noblemen and Gentleman in England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland’, published in 1829 includes Wick House and mentions `the Hermitage, in the midst of the shady grove, invites to musings and retirement.’ At the time it was the seat of William Withering (1775-1832) and it is now a retirement home.

  • The Inn in Nant Ffrancon Pass, North Wales -
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    Inscribed lower left: The Inn/in Nant Francon Pafs

    Watercolour and pencil heightened with bodycolour

    200 x 299 mm., 8 x 12 in.

     

    The main road from London to Holyhead runs through the Nant Ffrancon pass in Snowdonia. It was constructed by Lord Penrhyn in the late eighteenth century and re-engineered by Thomas Telford between 1810 and 1826. In 1801, Penrhyn built a coaching inn at Capel Curig which is now the UK National Mountaineering Centre.

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