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Francis Danby

Francis Danby (1793–1861)
Penpole Point, Shirehampton, Near Bristol
Watercolor and some gouache, over pencil
10 x 15 inches (254 x 381 mm)
Gift of Mrs. Iola S. Haverstick; 1991.9
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This watercolor, one of Danby's many views near Bristol, goes beyond mere topographical recording. It is characteristic of the quiet and peaceful mood he achieved under the influence of the Bristol Sketching Society. Danby's association with this local group of artists was crucial to his development from 1818 to 1824.

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