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Chepstow Castle C1900, Oil On Canvas, Landscape Henry Harris 1852-1926

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Sold by: Bredon Hill Antiques

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Delightful view of Chepstow Castle on the banks of the River Wye, painted around 1900. Very well executed with attention to detail, such as the smoke from the farm, the farmer with his chickens and the ivy clad castle walls. This view was much admired by the Victorians as part of their grand tour of the beautiful River Wye.
" Built in 1067 near modern Chepstow in southeast Wales, the ruins of Chepstow Castle served as a fitting finale for the Wye tour. Tourists had already strolled through Tintern Abbey and observed Goodrich Castle from afar, and the third great ruin of the tour tied the trip together nicely. Located approximately two miles above the junction of the rivers Wye and Severn, Chepstow was the final stop on the Wye Tour. Its most magnificent, picturesque view is undoubtedly Chepstow Castle, which served as the last great spectacle of the Wye Tour.
Henry is very well known as a Bristol artist and many of his works are either in or near this locality, but he painted all over the UK.
It is in excellent condition, probably re-framed about 40 years ago in this good vintage frame. Signed lower left.
This painting is part of a single owner collection of some of his finest paintings which have been very well cared for over the last 50 years or so and are now ready to be displayed again in a new setting
Canvas size 20" x 12" (51cm x 31cm)
Framed size 25" x 17" (64cm x 43cm)
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Europe £40
USA £100
Henry Clarence Harris (1852-1926) was born in Cullompton, Devon in 1852. His father William Harris was a Miller and had a large family, 15 sons in all. In 1862 the family moved to Bristol. After starting his artistic career as a self-employed painter and interior decorator, Henry took up painting as a full-time occupation in 1875. He married Barbara Ellen Sweet on February 1st 1872 at St.Mary Redcliffe, Bristol. They lived in St. Mark's, Easton from around 1880 and had 8 children there. He worked both in oil and watercolour and specialised in landscape and river scenes, very often including cattle and bridges. He loved to sketch around his home in Stapleton, Bristol, particularly Snuff Mills. His paintings were sold usually directly to clients, not through a gallery and he was regularly commissioned to paint. He died on April 23rd 1926, aged 74,
Internal Ref: 138/20


This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 1900.


Height = 43 cm (16.9")
Width = 64 cm (25.2")
Depth = 6 cm (2.4")

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