Item 134 - View of the Avon Gorge with Piers

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GB 3493 134


View of the Avon Gorge with Piers


  • 1854 (Creation)

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1 watercolour and gouache painting, framed, 290 x 490 mm

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(1834 - 1890)

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Wolfe was born in Bristol, where he was raised by an adoptive mother, Mrs Buckley of Windsor Terrace, Clifton. Later he settled in Hampshire.

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Watercolour and guache painting by George Wolfe showing the abutments and towers of Clifton Suspension Bridge during the period in which the project was abandoned. Signed and dated "WOLFE/54" (1854).

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This item was re-framed using conservation glass in 2018. Because it is a watercolour it is sensitive to light.

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The mount needs replacing with non-acid card.

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  • Shelf: BRO 3:C:18