‘The Pyramids, Giza’
Born into a large family of artists, John Varley Jr. grandson of the more famous Jhon Varley (1778-1842). Barley Jr traveled in both the Middle and Far East, exhibiting his paintings regularly at the Royal Academy in London, as well as in other venues. in 1874, he sailed to Egypt in a yacht he constructed, and stayed for two years, learning to speak Arabic fluently and producing numerous images from his sojourn, particularly in Cairo. His oeuvre varies between oil painting and watercolours.
He exhibited at the RA, RI, ROI, RBA, in Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham ad elsewhere. He is represented in Art Galleries/ Museums in Gateshead, Newcastle, Leicester, Sheffield and Merseyside. Signed and dated (1875)
Frame Size: height 93cm (35.5″)
width 72cm (28.5″)
depth 3cm (1′)
Canvas Size: height 48cm (19″)
width 70cm (27.5″)