The Royal William Victualling Yard at Plymouth by William Williams of Plymouth

The Royal William Victualling Yard was designed by the engineer John Rennie and built between 1824 and 1835 by his son, later Sir John Rennie.

Details

Category:
Topographical
Medium:
Oil on canvas Dimensions: 71 x 92 cm
Art Fund grant:
£2,792 ( Total: £9,584)
Acquired in:
1994
Vendor:
Christie's

The Yard covers some fourteen acres of which six were reclaimed from the sea. A thirteen-foot statue of King William IV still surmounts the impressive entrance gate from Cremill Street. The central building of the range is surmounted by a cupola which can be seen here, while the side buildings are dominated instead by prominent chimneys. William Williams was born at Penryn, Cornwall but after his early years he moved to Plymouth. His oeuvre consists largely of West Country views, particularly of river, coastal, and moorland scenes.

Provenance

Christie's, 10/11/94, lot 533.

Venue details

Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery Drake Circus, PLYMOUTH Devon PL4 8AJ 01752 304774 www.plymhearts.org

Entry details

Free to all

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