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A panoramic view of Holyhead, from an album of 54 landscape drawings and watercolours; view of the mountain range of Holyhead on the Isle of Anglesea against the sea, with the light house in the centre, a sailing boat in front
Graphite and grey wash on two joined sheets
- Production date
- 1815 (around)
Height: 245 millimetres (album)
Height: 123 millimetres (drawing)
Width: 323 millimetres (album)
Width: 313 millimetres (drawing)
- Curator's comments
- This drawing is one of 54 from an album by Thomas Stoney (2016,7006.1.1 to 54) which includes views of the battle fields of Quatre Bras and Waterloo, as well as views in or of Holyhead, Dublin, Zalk, Louvain, Harlingen, Florence and some portraits, many inscribed with locations. For a description of the album, see the curatorial comment for 2016,7006.1.1.
This drawing is one of 11 panoramic landscape views in this album, which were drawn on joined sheets of paper. For the other panoramas, see 2016,7006.1.12; 31; 41; 45; 49 to 54. This drawings moreover represents one of three works that seem to record the passage between Ireland and Wales. An Irish artist, Stoney is known to have been in Belgium in 1815, but there is no evidence as to when he left or returned to Ireland and when these three works would have been produced. For the other two works, see 2016,7006.1.41 and 43.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2015, 5 Feb-31 Aug, London, British Museum, Bonaparte and the British, no. 145 (this drawing not displayed)
2018-2019, Oct 4 – 27 Jan, London, BM G90, New Acquisitions: Gozzoli to Kara Walker [open to fol. 43]
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- Acquisition notes
- The album presumably passed through van der Weyer's descendants; whereabouts unknown until purchased by William Drummond in 1970s, from whom the BM acquired it in 2016.
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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