Cornelius Varley
View near St Albans 1804

Artwork details

Cornelius Varley 1781–1873
View near St Albans
Date 1804
Medium Watercolour on paper
Dimensions Support: 241 x 349 mm
Acquisition Presented by the Art Fund (Herbert Powell Bequest) 1967
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Catalogue entry

Cornelius Varley 1781–1783

T01023 View near St Albans 1804

Inscribed ‘Near St Albans C Varley 1804’ b. r.
Watercolour, 9½ x 13¾ (24 x 35).
Presented by the National Art-Collections Fund from the Herbert Powell Bequest 1967.
Coll:...; Herbert Powell, entrusted to the N.A.C.F. 1929.
Exh: ?Society of Painters in Water-Colours, 1805 (185); see also under Atkins T00964.
Lit: Basil S Long, ‘Cornelius Varley (1781–1873)’, in The Old Water-Colour Society’s Club, Fourteenth Annual Volume, 1936–1937, 1937, p. 9.

There is a slight pencil sketch of a landscape on the back. The work exhibited in 1805 was priced at a guinea.

Published in The Tate Gallery Report 1967–1968, London 1968.

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