Ynys Mon (Anglesey). 1875. John Brett (1831-1902). Graphite, watercolour, wc paper, 173 x 335 mm (6 3/4 x 13 3/16 inches). Signed bottom left: "J B 1875." Provenance: bought as at Lots Road Auctions, 28th March 2010. Click on image to enlarge it.

Commentary by Paul Crowther

Brett's main medium was oil painting, but this is an impressive watercolour—especially in the light effects rendered on the rock promontory in the right centre of the picture.

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Crowther, Paul. Awakening Beauty: The Crowther-Oblak Collection of Victorian Art. Exhibition catalogue. Ljubljana: National Gallery of Slovenia; Galway: Moore Institute, National University of Ireland, 2014. No. 5.

Last modified 8 December 2014