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Old Castle Lodge and Lock Gates, North Road


Old Castle Lodge and Lock Gates, North Road

Date: 1924

Media: watercolour on paper

Size: 294 x 409 mm

Acquired: 1994; Found in collection

Accession Number: 1994.171


Gareth evans
22 November 2015, 20:47
I have an oil painting by J Helsby named "full inside" a painting showing children in a large barbell and dogs trying to climb in .Also my brother has a snow scene
Mark Etheridge Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales Staff
16 July 2015, 16:36

Dear Roger,

Really interesting to hear that this watercolour is part of a series depicting the seasons.

We don’t know for certain who this artist is, but he is probably the Joseph Rayner Stephens Helsby who was born in West Derby, Liverpool in about 1861.

On the 1881 census he was an "art student (watercolour)" at St. Asaph, and in 1891 was living in 6 Wellington Terrace, Canton, Cardiff and was a "portrait & landscaper painter", by 1911 he was still in Cardiff at 25 Lower Cathedral Road with occupation "landscape artist".

He died in 1925 at Cardiff aged 64. It seems likely he was named after the famous Methodist Minister Joseph Rayner Stephens.

Curator: Industry & Transport

Sara Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales Staff
13 July 2015, 13:18

Dear Roger,

Thank you for your enquiry, I will pass it along to our curator.

Digital Team

roger bentley
13 July 2015, 11:30

i have two more watercolours of the same scene painted by the above artist jrs helby , showing winter and ? summer, i presume you have autumn painted in 1925, do you have any more information etc.
roger bentley

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