Thames Craft

Thames Craft



Cornelius Varley (1781-1873)
A Thames Craft

Signed lower left: Thames Craft C. Varley
Brown washes over pencil
30.9 by 21.9 cm., 12 by 8 ½ in.

With Thos. Agnew & Sons, London, no. 27183

Lithographed by W. Boosey for Varley's Drawing Book of Boats, 1847

This is one of the seven drawings lithographed for Varley's Drawing Book of Boats, published in 1847: `They are chiefly drawn by his Graphic Telescope which securing both truth of form & perspective render them admirably adapted for the studies of Youth, & from their implicit fidelity to Nature may suit the Portfolio of the Artist as a work of reference.' For images of the lithographs, see Cornelius Varley - The Art of Observation, exhibition catalogue 2005, no.88, pp.154-157.


Height 30.8 cm / 1' 0 "
Width 21.8 cm / 8 "

Sir Bruce Ingram (1877-??) (lugt 1405a)