B. Stanton, Tenby from the Croft Field, Panorama - 19th-century graphite drawing

An original 19th-century graphite drawing, B. Stanton Tenby from the Croft Field, Panorama.

A wonderful panorama across the north side of Tenby viewed from the Croft Field. The drawing is across two separate sheets of paper, which could be mounted together to form a continuous view as shown. The first sheet is inscribed "No.1" and the second is inscribed "No.2". There are annotations in the sky area at far right: "Balcony after 12 windows...".

Unsigned. Inscribed lower right of the first sheet: "Tenby, North Side from the Croft Field to be continued" and at the lower left of the second sheet: "Tenby, North Side from the Croft Field".
Minor foxing and age toning as  shown. There is a short tear at the far left-hand edge.
Each sheet: 13.5cm x 22.6cm.

This work comes from a collection of drawings and watercolours by B. Stanton. The artist evidently travelled widely in the UK and in Ireland and Switzerland, recording picturesque landscapes and local landmarks. The drawings feature natural beauty spots such as views in the Lake District and County Kerry in Ireland, as well as impressive man-made structures - both feats of engineering such as the Menai Bridge, and romantic ruins such as Beaumaris and Carew Castle in Wales. The artist draws with charming attention to detail, featuring small figures, birds, boats and panoramic townscapes to give the landscapes a sense of scale and grandeur.

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Product code: JD-752

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