Turner's painting of Flint Castle sells for £541,250





A painting of Flint Castle by Joseph Mallord William Turner has sold at auction for £541,250.

The painting, which had a top guide price of £500,000, was sold at Sotheby's in London.

The watercolour sketch over pencil is considered one of Turner's greatest Welsh landscapes, and captures the castle on the Dee Estuary in the 1830s.

It was sold by a private collector who did not want to be identified.

Turner completed a second watercolour of the castle in 1835, which is owned by the National Museums and Galleries of Wales....


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