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Campion, G.B., (1796-1870)

George Bryant Campion produced images for ‘Sketches of the Picturesque Character of Great Britain from Nature and on Stone’. (London: Ackermann, 1836).
Ackermann published many prints of people and landscapes.
Rudolph Ackermann, (1764-1834) came from Germany. He had shop on the Strand (London) selling prints. He moved to 101 Strand then built the Repository in 1825. By 1855 he owned the 'Eclipse Sporting & Military Gallery' at 191 Regent Street. He was patron to the artists Thomas Rowlandson and W.H. Pyne
The prints in the volume, which were entitled and numbered, included 3 or 4 of Welsh people:
1. Wood-Cutter
2. Gipsy
3. Highland Farmer
4. Greenwich Pensioners
5. Welsh Harper
6. Welsh Peasants (young woman and old woman on donkey)
7. Fishermen, Hastings
8. "Twa-some" Reel
9. Market Day (Possibly Wales)
10. Going to Market, North Wales
11. Highlanders, Murrayshire
12. Going to Kirk

The Literary Gazette and Journal of the Belles Lettres (April 1838), p. 267 published a preview of the exhibition of the New Society of Painter in Watercolours at a gallery in Pall Mall, London, which included Campion’s ‘Welsh Peasants going to Market’.

He also produced two watercolours of women in a ferry boat near Swansea, one of which is in the Victoria and Albert Museum (E754-1951); the location of the other is unknown.
'Market Ferryboat at Swansea'
Signed and dated in pencil: G. B. Campion 1863
Inscribed: Old Swansea Boat

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Welsh Costume: Campion, Welsh Harper, 1836

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Welsh Costume: Campion, Welsh Peasants, 1836

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