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Turner painting of Conwy Castle sells for £325,250

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Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain | 10:15 UK time, Wednesday, 8 December 2010

A painting of Conwy Castle by JMW Turner sold at auction in London last night for £325,250.

The painting was sold as part of an Old Masters and 19th Century Paintings, Drawings and Watercolours sale, held in London by Christie's.

Conway Castle, North Wales by JMW Turner. Image: Christie's Images Ltd. 2010

The painting Conway Castle, North Wales by JMW Turner. Image: Christie's Images Ltd. 2010

The pencil and watercolour work, which was 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.

Earlier this year, a painting by Turner of Flint Castle sold for over £540,000.

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