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A delightful 18th century watercolour of the Napier arms
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A delightful 18th century watercolour of the Napier arms

A delightful 18th century watercolour of the Napier arms

£150.00

YEAR OF MANUFACTURE: 1776
ORIGIN: England
MAKER: Moses Griffiths
STOCK CODE: PW001

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Item Description

A delightful 18th century water-colour of the armsof the Napier family. In superb condition and framed in matt black and a cream mount.

Circa 14cm by 12cm


History

Moses Griffiths (1747-1819) famed for work for wealthy landowner and collector Thomas Pennant. Griffiths, born in poverty on the Lleyn Peninsula in Wales, was self-taught but enjoyed a natural talent. Pennant despatched Griffith on many recorded tours across the United Kingdom.
The Pennant collection or library was dispersed at Christies in 1938. The present item comes from two volumes (acquired c.1982 at Christies) of Pennant’s description of a journey from Chester in 1776 to Hertfordshire. The albums had wide margins to either side of the text and above and below. In these margins Griffith introduced topographical views, interspersed with the arms of landed gentry, knightage and of the peerage. Because they had been preserved in book form, their condition is ‘perfect’ in every case; each one as clear and bright as the day they were painted in water-colour nearly 240 years ago.


OFFERED BY: Armorial bookplates, portraits & bindings
By Appointment Only, 601 Linen Hall, 162-168 Regent Street, London, W1B 5TG, United Kingdom View map

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