Boro main near Pont Neath

Boro main near Pont Neath



Franz Joseph Manskirsch (1768-1830)
The Vale of Neath, South Wales

Signed lower right:
F.J. Manskirsch
Watercolour over pencil heightened with touches of bodycolour and stopping out 30.1 by 40.8 cm., 11 ¾ by 16 in.

This is a view looking down the valley of the river Neath in south-west Wales. A watercolour by Thomas Hornor (1785-1844) taken from the same spot is in the British Museum.

Signed watercolours by Manskirch are rare although examples of his work are in the British Museum, the Ashmolean and the Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester. German born, the artist worked in England between 1796 and 1805 and his work is influenced by Thomas Girtin (1775-1802).