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A pair of very well preserved antique Bristol cityscape paintings. Presented in their original ebonised wood frames, depicting Victorian Bristol.  Dated 1897 by the local artist William Henry Bow.




Pair of 19th Century Antique Bristol Cityscape Paintings by W.H. Bow

  • A pair of super quality pen and ink paintings depicting St Augustine's Bridge and the Old Drawbridge in 1890s Bristol by the renowned local artist, diarist and professional pallbearer William Henry Bow.

    W.H. Bow was born on the 6th March 1865 to an ordinary working class family in Victorian Bristol.  At the age of 16 years, he attended art classes and produced numerous watercolour painting and pen and ink drawings, depicting local scenes from which he received many commissions.

    He kept a remarkable Victorian diary with over 90 fascinating events and happenings in and around Bristol. The 1896 diary is currently on display at the M Shed museum, Bristol.

    This beautiful pair of drawings in their antique frames offer a wonderful insight into life in Victorian Bristol. 

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