John Glover – View of Conway Castle with Figures Walking on a Path
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Pencil and watercolour with traces of black ink and white highlights on wove paper. Presented in a new mount.
Sheet: 10 1/2 x 12 5/8 in. (26.8 x 32 cm.)
Mount: 16 1/4 x 18 3/8 in. (41.2 x 46.6 cm.)
Conwy or Conway Castle is a stone fortress in North Wales with eight impressive towers, constructed for the English monarch Edward I between 1283 and 1289, which sits dramatically on a rocky ridge above the Conwy Estuary and amongst the surrounding hills. By the end of the eighteenth century the ruined castle was a picturesque magnet for artists, including Glover’s contemporary Turner. Glover is known to have depicted Conway Castle on several occasions, including in oil paintings, watercolours and drawings. In 1809 he exhibited four views at the Society of Painters in Water Colours.