River Orwell. Woolverstone House.
Watercolour in sepia tones. Sheet size: 255 x 360mm (10 x 14"). Glued to backing sheet in corners. Extreme right corner detached.
A fine watercolour depicting the River Orwell, with a steam boat travelling on the right and a sailing vessel in the centre. Woolverstone Hall can be seen in the middle gound. The house was built in 1776 for William Berners, a property developer from London who had gradually been acquiring extensive landholdings on the Shotley peninsula. The back of the house overlooks the River Orwell at a picturesque curve and from the sides of the house there are views both down and upstream towards Ipswich. The high level of skill and accuracy of the painting would suggest that it was made by an architect.
[Ref: 37743] £220.00