Morrish, William Snell (1844-1917; English)
Landscape, near Manaton, Devon 1870
Watercolour, c.20.32 x 48.26 cm
Purchased, 1871 (advice of John Ruskin)
Unidentified; present location unknown

The artist was a member of a family of Dartmoor landscape painters. This work was presumably similar to other examples by Morrish such as the view from nearby Easdon Down reproduced here.

[comparative work: View from Easdon Down (auctioned 2017)]


AR 1871, p.41 (noting size as 8 x 19 inches); NGV 1894, p.44 (II.Stawell Gallery, no.9); NGV 1905, p.46 (II.Stawell Gallery, no.34; noting Ruskin’s advice) [£10/10] 

For the artist (and other examples of his work), see Mallalieu (1976), p.183; (including the watercolour reproduced here, sold by Bubb>Kuyper, Haarlem, Netherlands, 2 June 2017, lot 5497; size given as 19.5 x 48 cm); and