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South stack Lighthouse Anglesey Victorian watercolour

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South stack Lighthouse Anglesey  Victorian watercolour
Painted by George Sheffield 1873. This fine large seascape by the well-known artist George Sheffield, is in original condition, having been in storage for the past Sixty Five Years. The scene is of a stormy sea, the waves breaking on menacing rocks. On top is South Stack Lighthouse on the isle of Anglesey There are two ships on the horizon. The white of the Lighthouse, the waves and sea gulls really highlight this superb painting. The picture, as I have said has been in storage for over Sixty Five Years. When I discovered it, the frame fell off, . Thankfully the picture was behind glass and having been in the dark, the colours are first class. There is a water mark in the sky which is shown in the photos and can be very easily restored. The mount is wood and gilded around the edge, so it needs a new paper cover. The reverse also has a wood case to avoid moisture. So here is a fine painting in untouched condition which is how serious collectors prefer them. However If anyone wanted it reframed and the water mark restored, I would be pleased to get a quote. George Sheffield was born in Wigton, Cumberland 1839-1892. He studied at the Manchester school of art, and for a time was occupied in making designs for calico printing. In 1865, He left Manchester for Betwsy coed in Gwynedd, where he worked on Landscapes. In 1868 he exhibited in the Royal institution Academy at Manchester. The following year he was elected an Associate of the Manchester Academy, becoming a full member in 1871. About this time he moved to Wilmslow in Cheshire, and produced a series of black and white drawings. He exhibited six works at the Royal Academy. Size 95cm by 62cm

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