John Varley

1778-1842 England/Watercolours

 

Brief Biography-John Varley was from Hackney London. As a young teenager, he took up portraiture in Holborn where he studied drawing in the evenings. In 1805, he became a founder member of the Old Watercolour Society. He made a modest living from teaching drawing but overall, he suffered from financial difficulties. He wrote a book 'Visionary Heads' which William Blake illustrated for him.

 

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bamborough castle
from the northeast

bamborough castle from the northeast with holy island in the distance northumberland

harlech castle across
the traeth mawr

harlech castle across the traeth mawr

portrait of j varley
by john linnell

portrait of john varley by john linnell

portrait of j varley
by william mulready

portrait of john varley by william mulready

view along
the thames

view along the thames towards chelsea old church

westminster abbey
from tothill fields

westminster abbey from tothill fields

a river landscape
on the thames

a river landscape on the thames

an extensive
river landscape

an extensive river landscape on the thames

hackney
church

hackney church

the straits
of gibraltar

the straits of gibraltar

view of
the thames

view of the thames looking towards battersea