A recent discovery came our way, a previously unknown painting by the Bristol artist Joseph Walter. It shows the view looking out from Penpole Point on the Kings Weston estate at sundown some time about 1840. This was a popular spot for artists up until the trees started to grow up and obscure the views. The small oil painting shows the seat at the stone dial being used by a small group of visitors taking in the spectacular views as the sunset develops. The river Avon below is busy with shipping and further vessels are at anchor in the King Road.
You can see this painting, along with many other views we have collected on our new paintings gallery here http://www.kwag.org.uk/gallery/historic-images/kings-weston-paintings/