Attributed to Antony Vandyke Copley Fielding (1787 – 1855)

Dinan Tour de l’Horloge (Dinan Clock Tower)



28 x 21 cm

A spirited watercolour of Dinan, Brittany. Dinan’s famous clock tower looks over a French street scene: men, women, and children weave through the town’s half-timbered houses, shops, and ateliers. The characterful mediaeval stonework and architecture of the town are paramount, and the artist adds a bright blue hue to his depiction of Dinan’s roofs.

Dinan is a walled medieval Breton town and commune in the Côtes-d’Armor department of northwestern France. Enclosed by nearly three kilometres of ramparts, the town and its 14th-century castle proudly overlook the Rance river.

Anthony Vandyke Copley Fielding, commonly called Copley Fielding, was an English painter famous for his watercolour landscapes. At an early age Fielding became a pupil of John Varley. In 1810 he became an associate exhibitor in the Old Watercolour Society (later known as the Royal Society of Watercolours), in 1813 a full member, and in 1831 the Society’s President. In 1824 he won a gold medal at the Paris Salon, alongside Richard Parkes Bonington and John Constable. Examples of his work are held by the Victoria and Albert Museum and other major museums in Britain.

Condition: good. Some spotting to sky; handsomely framed.

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