The Falls of Foyers

  • About the artist
    William Andrews Nesfield was born in Durham; the son of rector. He was educated at Winchester, Trinity College Cambridge and Woolwich, before serving in the Peninsular Wars under the Duke of Wellington. He retired from the army in 1816 and began a career as a landscape painter, making tours to the Alps in 1822/23 and to Scotland, Wales, Yorkshire, Northumbria and Ireland in 1841. From 1842 he lived near Regent's Park. Initially combining painting with landscape gardening, he eventually relinquished his work as an artist. From 1836, he produced garden designs for over 260 estates, including redesigning the arboretum and several arbors and vistas at Kew Gardens in 1844, and designing the gardens of the Royal Horticultural Society in 1860.
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  • Details
    Title
    The Falls of Foyers
    Date
    1827
    Medium
    Watercolour on paper
    Dimensions
    height: 113.00 cm, width: 70.00 cm
    Acquisition
    Purchased from Christie's, 14 December 1976
    Inscription
    Itl&Dbr
    Provenance
    Sold through Christie's, London, on 14 December 1976 (Lot 66); from which sale purchased by the Department of the Environment
    GAC number
    12668