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Snowdonia Landscape North Wales Watercolour & Gouache By John Baragwanath King

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I am pleased to offer for sale this huge and beautifully toned, autumnal landscape watercolour and gouache by the artist John Baragwanath King, who has signed the painting in the lower right hand corner.
The location is considered to be a lake view near Snowdonia in North Wales with the famous mountain range depicted in the background.
SNOWDON is the highest mountain in Wales, at an elevation of 1,085 metres above sea level, and the highest point in the British Isles outside the Scottish Highlands.
It is located in Snowdonia National Park in Gwynedd.
SNOWDONIA (Welsh: Eryri) is a mountainous region in north west Wales and a national park of 823 square miles (2,130 km2) in area. It was the first to be designated of the three national parks in Wales, in 1951.
There is a tranquil lake, with a boathouse with several boats moored alongside and smoke issuing from its chimney and a snow-capped mountain in the distance.
There is a road or track alongside the edge of the lake and, in the distance, what appears to be a horse-drawn charabanc or bus, with people on the top deck looking at the lake.
There were such charabancs in the Lake District in the Edwardian period, taking tourists around the lakes.
JOHN BARAGWANATH KING 1864-1939, was born at Phillack, near Hayle in Cornwall. He originally trained as an engineer, but gave it up to become an artist. He painted principally in watercolours, but painted some oils, mostly marines and coastal scenes. He lived with his wife Helen, (nee James) and eventually their daughter Gladys Baragwanath in St. Austell in Cornwall, but maintained a studio at 55 Connaught Avenue, Plymouth, Devon. He exhibited 1903-1914, 1 painting at the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour and 48 at the Baillie Gallery. He also exhibited in Paris, Brussels, Florence, and Berlin.
Apart from his artistic career, he was an authority on Cornish history and was made a Bard in 1930. He took as his Bardic name Baragwanath, which means 'wheaten bread' in Cornish. He died at his home Westbourne, St. Austell, Cornwall on 15th April, 1939.
One of his paintings was purchased by Queen Alexandra and then further works by King Edward VII. We have read on google that he fell out of favour, after selling one of his paintings to Kaiser Wilhelm just prior to WWI, but how accurate this is, we do not know.
He also published 'Arthur and Others in Cornwall' and other works.
His biographical details may be found in The Dictionary of British Artists, by The Collectors Club and The Dictionary of British Artist by Grant M. Waters.
The painting is framed in a 2 1/2" gilt frame. It will be supplied wired and ready to hang.
Height 27 5/8" Inches ( 70.15 cm )
Width. 39.5 Inches ( 100.3 cm )
MEDIUM: Watercolour and Gouache.
Very good condition. The colours are bright and true and there is no foxing. The frame and mount are in good condition.
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This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as Edwardian.


Height = 70 cm (27.6")
Width = 100 cm (39.4")
Depth = 6 cm (2.4")

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