Thurne Dyke Mill, Thurne Dyke, Norfolk, signed CAW (C.A. Wright), oil on board. c1930.
Oil on board, signed and titled. Dimensions : Frame : 230mm x 378mm x 20mm. Image : 128mm x 272mm. Weight : 0.750kg net. Condition : Quite good.
Thurne Dyke Mill, Thurne Dyke, Norfolk, signed initials CAW (C.A. Wright), oil on board. c1930. Artist's name and address on label verso.
Dimensions : Frame : 230mm x 378mm x 20mm. Image : 128mm x 272mm. Weight : 0.750kg net.
Condition/Notes : Quite good. The oil on board painting depicts the Old Windmill known as Thurne Dyke Mill, which was built in 1820 for drainage, and is located at the end of Thurne Dyke just off the River Thurne about 20 minutes down-river from Potter Heigham. The windmill is now owned by Norfolk Windmills Trust and is a very well known tourist attraction shown on many Norfolk Broads posters and postcards. The painting is in good condition with good colour but there is some slight surface paint loss in the lower rh corner near the board edge caused by abrason from the frame but this can be concealed by relocating the board within the frame. There is light dusting in the sky which can be removed by cleaning. The painting is signed in monogram CAW with the letter C and A formed by the cross bar on the letter W; the artist's name is confirmed on a label attached verso. The original painted wooden frame is in fair condition with surface losses in places and general scuffing; the window inner edge gilt is showing through the paint in places. The hardboard base is secured by old headless nails; the brown paper backing sheet is detached on the lh corner revealing access to the inner frame. An old label is attached to upper edge which states in faded type "The old windmill. Thurne Dyke. Painted by C.A. Wright. 16. Castle Street. Wroxham." Screw-eyes and cord attached. C.A. Wright is a known Norfolk artist. Overall, an historical painting which will benefit from general cleaning and reframing.
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