Ann Turner, Tower Beaumaris Castle, Anglesey -Original 1840 watercolour painting




An original 1840 watercolour painting, Ann Turner Tower, Beaumaris Castle, Anglesey.

A female figure sits by a tower of the ruined Beaumaris Castle on the Isle of Anglesey. The castle fell into ruin around 1660 and eventually formed part of a local stately home and park in the 19th century.

Unsigned. Inscribed verso: "Tower in Beaumaris Castle about 1840, Anglesey".
Minor age toning as shown.
30.1cm x 20.6cm.
Unframed.

This watercolour forms part of a collection of paintings by Ann Turner dating from the 1840s/50s, depicting rural views, rustic scenes, castles, abbeys and bridges, predominantly in the Cheshire and North Wales areas. Very little is known of Ann Turner, but as well as having the means to travel and paint, it appears that she had connections with highly regarded local Chester artist George Pickering (c.1794-1857). Pickering was a drawing master at Chester and later at Birkenhead; Ann Turner was likely a pupil. A number of the watercolours in the collection are after works by Pickering, and one painting is attributed to George Pickering himself. The collection also includes competent copies by Ann Turner after Samuel Prout OWS AA (1783-1852) and Thomas Miles Richardson Senior (1784–1848). There is also an outstanding sepia portrait watercolour of Ann Turner in the collection, clearly painted by a very accomplished hand (see photograph), which we have listed for sale separately.

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Product code: JE-251


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