Carisbrooke Castle

Carisbrooke Castle



Edward Dayes (1763-1804)
Carisbrooke Castle, Isle of Wight

Signed lower left:
Edwd. Dayes 1788 and again in pencil lower right
Pen and grey ink and watercolour over pencil
31.8 by 40.9 cm., 12 ½ by 16 in.

Anonymous sale, Sotheby's, 15th March 1990, lot 14;
Private Collection until 2014

Dayes is one of the most important British topographical artists of the late eighteenth century whose work was very influential on the young artists, Turner and Girtin. He worked in the eighteenth century manner with a restricted palate mainly of greens and blues.