Rhuddlan Castle

Rhuddlan Castle



John Varley (1778-1842)
Study of Rhuddlan Castle, Flintshire

Watercolour over pencil
With pencil sketches of houses verso
8.3 by 15.9cm., 3 ¼ by 6 ¼ inches

This unusually free sketch by Varley appears to date from his 1802 tour to Wales as a view of the castle from the same viewpoint with the same beached boat is in Leeds City Art Gallery and is dated 1803. Rhuddlan Castle sits on the River Clwyd three miles north-west of St. Asaph

Mrs G. Porter, her sale, Sotheby's, 13th November 1980, lot 24 (part of an album)