Vintage 1930s Ink Drawings Art Stone Bridge on the River Teme near Shropshire
Stone Bridge on the River Teme near the village Bromfield Shropshire, Vintage 1930s Ink Sketch Drawing made by British Artist Walter Monckton Keesey
Item 30: "Bromfield Ri Teme" 37 on drawing; nothing written on mounting. Spot of glue shows at lower right corner of drawing. This is Not a print but an original artwork; No professionally verified authorship. A lovely original pen and ink drawing on Endsor and Newton Bristol Board signed with the single letter "K," dated 37 for 1937. This is one from a large collection of topographical views mainly from the lake district and all dated between 1936 and 1940; most of these are of bridges and churches. These may be for a book or for publication. I have tried to research the artist (definitely a professional artist) - so far my best attribution is to Walter Monckton Keesey A.R.E. 1887 -1970 who published several sketchbooks of his topographical work and pen and ink drawings for postcard publication, and sometimes signed his work with a single "K."
Bromfield is a village and civil parish in Shropshire, England. Bromfield is located near the market town of Ludlow, two miles (3 km) northwest of the town centre. The village is situated near the confluence of the River Teme and River Onny. The latter splits the village into two, with the church and many of the older buildings to the west and the recently redeveloped business area to the east (towards Ludlow). A bridge takes the main road over the river. The River Teme (pronounced /tiːm/; Welsh: Afon Tefeidiad) rises in Mid Wales, south of Newtown, and flows through Knighton where it crosses the border into England down to Ludlow in Shropshire, then to the north of Tenbury Wells on the Shropshire/Worcestershire border there, on its way to join the River Severn south of Worcester. The river is crossed by a number of historic bridges including one at Tenbury Wells that was rebuilt by Thomas Telford following flood damage in 1795. It is also crossed, several times, by the Elan aqueduct.
Dimensions, Loosely mounted on 12" x 10" inches sheets / Drawing portion 6.65" x 5.45" inches / All Measurements are Approximate