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Cornelius Varley, 1781–1873

Tygwyn Ferry

Additional Title(s):

Tequin Ferry

Verso: Sketches of mechanical devices

Materials & Techniques:
Graphite on medium, moderately textured, cream wove paper
Sheet: 9 x 14 1/2 inches (22.9 x 36.8 cm)

Inscribed in pen and brown ink, lower left: "Tequin Ferry"; in pen and black ink, upper left : "Harlech | Castle ..."

Watermark: "I TAYLOR | 1801"

Signed and dated in brown ink, lower left: "C- Varley | 1802"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Drawings & Watercolors
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
architectural subject | bay (body of water) | boat | chimneys | cogs | diagrams | fence | house | shipyard | stile | tools | window
Associated Places:
Cymru | England | Europe | United Kingdom | Wales
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IIIF Manifest:

While the house and boat in this sketch are clearly expressed, other parts are more abbreviated. The drawing’s minimalist markings may refer to trees and rocks, natural landscape elements that do not feature as prominently here as in most studies from Wales. Instead, Varley focuses on man-made objects and materials. Like many artists sketching in Wales, he abstains from depicting the local residents but focuses on their natural and material surroundings, working directly in the landscape though omitting some of its more natural elements.

Gallery label for the Art in Focus: Wales(Yale Center for British Art, 2014-04-04 - 2014-08-10)

Art in Focus : Wales (Yale Center for British Art, 2014-04-04 - 2014-08-10) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Yale Center for British Art, Wales, New Haven, 2014, p. 21, V2519 (YCBA) [YCBA]

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