ALBERT GOODWIN (1845-1932)

Pencil, pen, black ink, watercolour and bodycolour on blue paper

'I am reminded of Ruskin's phrase about the walls and fortifications of Freybourg creeping up the hills in a stealthy cat-like way. What beautiful little drawings he himself made of them! The audacity of buildings is wonderful! For though the sheer cliffs seem of a soft set stone, yet the bulk of the houses are built on the extreme edge of them, over the river, and with them the enormously solid towers, in one case making an almost straight line! And its extreme picturesqueness the result of the fear of its enemies!' Extract from Albert Goodwin's Diary, 16th May, 1909

Signed 'Albert Goodwin' and inscribed 'Freybourg'