The Laira Bridge & Quarrier (sic)
From Turnchapel looking North
up theRiver Plym towards
'The Rame Head
from Whitsand Bay' (Cornwall).
'Devil's Point and Battery'
(Milbrook & Hamoaze in background).
A set of six pencil sketches in and around Plymouth, dated 1854. An important historical and topographical of Plymouth and the surrounding area from early Victorian times. These incredibly detailed drawings provide a snapshot of life and commerce in mid a 19th century port.
Many figures, detailed vessels and buildings have been recorded by Worsley during his time as Drawing Master at King's College and before his emigration to New Zealand.
A rare chance to own an important piece of Plymouth's history!
Artist: Henry F. Worsley
|Subject: Plymouth and Surrounding Area|
|Medium: Pencil drawings Price: SOLD||Size: 100 x 145mm, 4 x 6 " approx Order No. 520|
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Henry F. Worsley (c.1806 - 1876)
A landscape and figure painter who worked in Bath from 1833 to 1838 and was secretary of the Bath Society of Arts. He also lived in London, where he exhibited from 1828 to 1843 and in Caerleon and Rugby. From 1851 to 1855 he was Drawing Master at King's College in succession to M. E. Cotman.
Exhibited @ Sussex Street, RA and RBA. Examples of his work are held by the Victoria Art Gallery, Bath.
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