Turner watercolour of Conwy Castle to go under the hammer
Conwy Castle by JMW Turner. Image: Christie's Images Ltd. 2010
The pencil and watercolour, which is being sold by a private collector, is based on drawings that the young Turner made in his Hereford Court sketchbook. The sketchbook contains seven drawings of the castle, all from differing angles, and as a result several paintings of the castle were painted - one of which can be seen in the Getty Museum in Los Angeles.
Auction house Christie's will auction the piece in their Old Masters & 19th Century Paintings, Drawings & Watercolours sale on 7 December in London, with the guide price of £300,000 to £500,000.