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Betws-y-coed in the evening; view in a field bordered by trees, hills or mountains in the background, a cottage on a hill at r. 1851
Watercolour on buff paper
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Height: 154 millimetres
Width: 278 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- The following text is taken from the label for the British Museum display 'Sketchbooks and Watercolours by Joanna and George Price Boyce':
George Price Boyce initially trained as an architect, but he turned to landscape painting with the encouragement of the professional watercolourist, David Cox. Boyce met Cox during a visit to Betws-y-Coed in north Wales in 1851. He wrote in his journal for 5th August: ‘After dinner I made an evening sketch on grey wrapping-up paper. David Cox saw it and approved.’ The dark, wet washes applied to coarse paper in this watercolour are characteristic of Cox’s technique.
Later in August Boyce recorded in his diary; 'Completed drawing from Church, which Mr. Cox said looked like a Pre-Raffaelite drawing' (V. Surtees, Diaries, p.3).
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1987 Jun-Aug, London, Tate Gallery, 'George Price Boyce'
2012 May-Jul, BM, P&D, Room 90, 'Joanna and George Price Boyce'
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- Acquisition notes
- This item has an uncertain or incomplete provenance for the years 1933-45. The British Museum welcomes information and assistance in the investigation and clarification of the provenance of all works during that era.
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