Raglan Castle

James Baynes (1766 - 1837)

Watercolour on paper

1803
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  • About the artist
    James Baynes was born at Kirkby Lonsdale, Westmorland. He became a pupil of painter George Romney, before entering the Royal Academy Schools, aged 27. He was a successful drawing master, despite a scandal which exposed him and fellow drawing masters for submitting enhanced or redrawn examples of their own work, for premiums from the Society of Arts, under their pupils' names. Baynes exhibited views of Wales, the Lake District, Norfolk and Kent at the Royal Academy and the Oil and Watercolour Society. He was a member of the Associated Artists in Watercolours from 1808 to 1812. His son was lithographer and watercolour painter Thomas Mann Baynes and his grandson was Frederick Thomas Baynes, watercolour painter of fruit and flower subjects.
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  • Details
    Title
    Raglan Castle
    Date
    1803
    Medium
    Watercolour on paper
    Dimensions
    width: 62.40 cm, height: 45.40 cm
    Acquisition
    Purchased from Appleby Bros, March 1968
    Inscription
    bc: J Baynes 1803
    GAC number
    7992