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Henry G. Gastineau data.

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Henry G. Gastineau (1791-1876) was a topographer and landscape artist. He was born in London to a family of Huguenot descent hence the surname .. He trained as an engraver and then became a student at the Royal Academy. He exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1812 and with the Oil and Watercolour Society between 1818 and 1820. He was elected an Associate of the Old Watercolour Society (AOWS) in 1821 and became a full member two years later. He travelled extensively through  Britain, Switzerland and Italy. From 1827, Gastineau worked in Camberwell, south London as a drawing master and exhibited at the Watercolour Society for a total of fifty-eight years. He died on 17 January 1876 at Camberwell . Gastineau's unsold works were auctioned at Christie's on 19 May 1876

A contemporary of David Cox, Copley Fielding, George Cattermole, and Samuel Prout, he kept to the old manner of water-colour painting. Gastineau also devoted a great deal of his time to teaching, both privately and at various schools. Early in life he built for himself a house, Norfolk Lodge, in Cold Harbour Lane, Camberwell, and lived there until his death on 17 January 1876 in his eighty-sixth year. He was then the oldest living member of the Old Society of Painters in Water-colours.

The prints in this work are extensive, they cover a wide range of views in Wales and meet a high standard. The picturesque scenery within Wales is conveyed well as are the many castles, churches and other buildings of interest. The people in various parts of the country are expressed within their surroundings showing their way of life, therefore, their culture.The early industrial views such as Nant y Glo are particularly interesting showing the sheer scale of the industrial revolution in Wales and its impact upon the Landscape. . . .. these are priced according to condition from £5 for an unmounted untinted with some flaws to a tinted hopefully more  perfect version  or proof at £10 ea 

As is common at this time the work was sold in many formats loose to bind yourself; south Wales; North Wales etc so the list is probably not yet complete . . ie PRODUCED IN VARIOUS COMBINATIONS, NORTH WALES, SOUTH WALES & COMBINED EDITIONS.

Wales Illustrated, in a Series of Views, Comprising the Picturesque Scenery, Towns, Castles, Seats of the Nobility and Gentry, Antiquities etc. Engraved in Steel from Original Drawings by Henry Gastineau. Accompanied by Historical and Topographical Descriptions . .

Other Books Contributed to

Excursions through Kent  1820

"Views of the Seats, Mansions, Castles, etc. of Noblemen andGentlemen" by John PrestonNeale (London 1829-1831).

THE PICTURESQUE BEAUTIES OF GREATBRITAIN KENT by George Virtue Illustrated by G. Shepherd & Henry Gastineau.George Virtue.C1830, 1830. Large format. 11 x 9". 63 plates with 2 views plus frontis of Canterbury Cathedral pluslarge folding map

THE PICTURESQUE BEAUTIES OF GREAT BRITAIN ESSEX by George Virtue Illustrated by G. Shepherd & Henry Gastineau.George Virtue.C1830, 1830. Large format. 11 x 9". 50 plates with 2 views plus frontis

England's Topographer by W. H. Ireland.London: Published by Geo. Virtue, Ivy Lane, Paternoster Row July[-30]., , Vol. I; 1829 Vols. II and III; 1830 Vol. IV., 1828. Henry G. Gastineau [1791-1876]; George Shepherd [ca. 1782-ca. 1830], etal. (illustrator). Or, A new and complete History of The County of Kent: From the Earliest Records to the Present Time., IncludingEvery Modern Improvement. Embellished with a Series of Views From Original Drawings by Geo. Shepherd, H. Gastineau, &. WithHistorical, Topographical, Critical & Biographical Delineations. By W. H. Ireland.


Beaumaris. Isle Of Anglesea.

Entrance To Beaumaris Castle.

South Stack Light House. near Holyhead.

The Harbour. Holyhead.

Menai Bridge. From The Anglesea Side.

The Menai Straits. TITLE FRONTIS.


Port Yr Ogof


Pont Neath Faughan

Crickhowel Castle.

Upper Fall of the Hepste

Lower Fall of the Hepste

Craig Y Dinas



Hay Church.




Bangor Cathedral.



Bettws Y Coed.

Penrhyn Castle.

Caernarvon Castle.


Conway Castle

Criccieth Castle.

Eagle Tower. Caernarvon Castle.

Fall Of The Conway.

Llanberis Lake.

Fall Of The Ogwen. In Nant Frangon.

Llyn Idwal. In The Pass Of NantFrangon.

Llyn Gwynant.

Llyn Ogwen.

Penmaen Mawr.


Pont Y Rhydlanfair. Near Capel Curig.

Pont Aberglaslyn. From The South.

Pass Of Llanberis. Near Capel Curig.

View In The Vale Of Beddgelert.

Snowdon. From Capel Curig.

Rhaiadyr-Y-Wenol. Near Capel Curig.

Suspension Bridge. Conway.


View Near Aber.


Llanfihangel Genaur Glynn.

Newcastle In Emlyn.

Plas Crug. Near Aberystwith.

 Fall Pont-Y-Monach. Or Devils Bridge.

Remains Of Aberystwith Castle.

St Davids College. Lampeter.



Hafod House


Fall Of The Rhydiol. Near Aberystwith.

Vale Of The Teify. Near Newcastle.


Caercennin Castle.


Grongar Hill.

Kidwelly Castle and Bridge.

Llandovery Castle.


Llanstephan Castle.

Llaugharne Castle.

The Sands At Llanstephan.

Vale Of The Towy. Near Caermarthen.

Denbigh Castle.

Chirk Aqueduct.

Chirk Castle.


Remains Of Castell Dinas Bran.


Gwrych. Near Abergele.

LLanrwst Church.

Llanrwst Bridge.


Llangollen Church.


Llantisilio Church.

Plas Newydd. Near Llangollen.

Pont Y Cyssyllte. In The Vale Of Llangollen.

Pont Y Glyn. Near Cerig Y Druidian.

The Keep Of Ragland Castle.

Ruthin Castle.

The Tower Of Wrexham Church.

Town Hall. Ruthin.

Valle-Crucis Abbey.

View In The Vale Of Llangollen.





Overton Church.

Remains Of Dyserth Castle.

Rhuddlan Castle.

St Asaph Cathedral.

St Asaph.

St Winifreds Well.


Bangor Iscoed

Fall Of The Teify. Near Newcastle.

Flint Castle


Hawarden Castle

Fall Pont-Y-Monach. 


Basingwerk Abbey


Cardiff Castle. The Nave Of St Davids Cathedral.


Entrance To Swansea Harbour.

Remains Of The Cloisters Of Margam Abbey.

Margam Church.

Remains Of The Abbey Church. Neath.

Part Of The Abbey. Neath.

Pont Y Prydd.

Mill At Aber-Dylais. Vale Of Neath.

Swansea Castle.

The Crypt. Neath Abbey.

The Mumbles Light House.

Ostermouth Castle.

Remains Of Llandaff Castle.


Abermaw Or Barmouth.

Cader Idris. Three Miles From Barmouth.



Llanelltyd Church. Near Dolgellau.

Llanfachreth Church. Near Dolgellau.

Harlech Castle.

Harlech Castle. From The Tremadoc Road.

Rhaiadyr Du. Near Tan Y Bwelch.

Pistill Y Caen.

Llyn Tegin. Or Bala Lake.

Tal Y Llyn.



Chepstow Castle.

Gateway and Bridge. Ragland.

Chepstow From The Bridge.

Tintern Abbey.


West Window Of Tintern Abbey. From TheNorth Transept.

Interior Of Tintern Abbey.

Mathern From St Pierre Pill.

The Sugar Loaf And Skyrrid Mountains.

Mathern Palace.



Powis Castle.


Welch Pool. From The Park Of PowisCastle


Aber Edwy Or Abereddow Church.

Old Radnor.

New Radnor.

Rhaiader Bridge.

The Wye At Aberedwy.

View Near Rhaiadar.


Pembroke Town and Castle.

Pembroke. Looking West.

Bishops Palace. St Davids.


Entrance Of The Harbour. Fishguard.

Caldy Island. From Tenby Castle.

Inner Court Of Manorbeer Castle.

Kilgerran Castle.


Carew Castle

Lamphey Palace.

St Gowan's Chapel

Upper And Lower Town OfFishguard.


Lawhaden Castle.Milford Haven

.Narberth Castle.Pembroke. Principal Street.

Pille Priory.

Remains Of The Priory. Haverfordwest.


St Catherines Island. Near Tenby.

St Davids Cathedral.

Sainted Well. At St Gowans

St Gowans Chapel.

St Marys College. St Davids.



Remains Of St. Dogmaels Priory.

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