Alan Stepney Gulston (1844-1919)

Artist Name Alan Stepney Gulston (1844-1919)
Title Welsh Pembrokeshire Coastal Landscape
Description This atmospheric British Edwardian oil painting is by noted Welsh artist Alan Stepney Gulston. Painted circa 1910 it is a sunny Pembrokeshire coastal view from the high vantage point of the cliffs. Several rock stacks can be seen with waves crashing around them. A lovely painting of the dramatic Welsh coastline and an excellent example of Gulston's work. 
Provenance Family estate. 
Sothebys, Derwydd Mansion property sale, Llandeilo 1998.  Said to be the most historic house sale to be held in Wales since the Second World War.
Medium Oil on Canvas
Size 30 x 20 inches
Frame Housed In a gilt empire frame, 37 inches by 27 inches and in good condition.
Condition Good condition.
Biography Alan Stepney-Gulston of Derwydd (1844-1919). British painter in oils of landscapes and seascapes, particularly the Welsh coast where he resided.   Gulston was born in 1844 and was a large landowner in Carmarthenshire, Wales. The eldest son of Alan James Gulston and Augusta Catherine Giveen, he was educated at Harrow and Merton College, Oxford. He changed his name to Stepney-Gulston by deed poll in 1880. He was High Sheriff of the county in 1895 and was a captain of the Royal Carmarthen Artillery from 1867 to 1881. He married Agnes Anderson in 1886. His brother George married her sister. They had no children. They lived at Derwydd Mansion, the family estate in Carmarthenshire. A lover of Welsh history, he was the second president of the Carmarthenshire Antiquarian Society. He died in 1919.
Price £3600
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