Posted by Stephen Gamble on July 02, 2003 at 17:16:00:
In Reply to: drawing by c varley posted by mark bower on June 25, 2003 at 14:05:33:
Hi Mark. I have researched Cornelius Varley (1781-1873) brother of John Varley and have seen several private collections of his work in addition to the public collections in England. I am familiar enough with his different styles to identify his work with reasonable confidence but without a signature or inscription this is an inexact way of identifying pictures. Varley's drawings can look very much like others of his contemporaries, including Cotman and Girtin. His watercolour and pencil sketches with "PGT" (Patent Graphic Telescope)on them are easier to identify with confidence. Cornelius Varley invented the PGT. I have been on the look out for one to use as a landscape painter and draughtsman. Stephen Gamble. My e-mail has changed by the way so don't answer any previous messages I have sent over the past four years.
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