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John Weston Gough (1929-2019) - Contemporary Watercolour, Ludlow Castle



A large and beautiful topographical view of Ludlow Castle from the banks of the river. Cattle drink from the water and a father and son fish on the opposite bank. The artist has signed to the lower left corner and the painting has been presented in a gilt frame with a wash-line mount and glazing. On watercolour paper.


The condition is typical for a picture of this age including some discolouration. The frame has general surface scuffing and the mount has some discolouration.


82.5 x 72.2cm (32.5" x 28.4")
Framed Size: 80 x 98.5cm (31.5" x 38.8")

Collection Information

Provenance: Studio Sale, John Weston Gough, Bonhams 2020.

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Artist Biography

John painted from a very early age. Born in Abergavenny, Gwent, he was awarded an Honours Certificate from the Royal School of Art when he was six years old. After Technical College, he was apprenticed as a Commercial Artist at Gloucester, and attended Gloucester School of Art.

Moving to London, and working as a fashion illustrator and designer, he continued to paint, and studied under Claude Muncaster at his Summer Schools at Petworth. His work has been extensively exhibited in most of the main London Open Exhibitions, and he has had many one man shows, including several at the Fairfield Hall. His work has been toured nationally with the Arts Council of Great Britain.

An admirer of the great tradition of British watercolour painting of the nineteenth century, he now works principally in this medium, and finds much beautiful scenery and inspiration in the Shropshire countryside where he lived in the latter part of his life.

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Code ql621
Artist John Weston Gough (1929-2019)
Date Contemporary
Dimensions 82.5 x 72.2cm
Medium Watercolour
Style Realism
Subject Landscape
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