Sketch by C.E. Compton
Size approx 7 " x 4 " (torn out of a sketch book)
Wording on it says: Bassaleg Bridge. 30th April 86. C.E. Compton
Back (see also Bettws Church and Ebbw Bridge by same artist)
Many thanks to Kathy Rostad for sending us a scan of this picture.
If you have any sketches or paintings of local scenes we could display here please contact us.
Charles Edward Compton was born (almost certainly in Newport) in 1863. Lived (probably after he was married) in a house called St. Hilary, Llanthewy Road. Died 1937.
He was an architect. Architect to the Ebbw Vale Industrial Provident Society. Local Hon Secretary for Monmouthshire, Society of Architects, London. Offices at 35 Commercial Street. In John Newman's "Buildings of Wales, Gwent" the only building attributed to him is the Baptist Church, Llanthewy Road, dated 1912.
Newport Art Gallery have 3 watercolours by Compton of local scenes (you'll find them on this website: Christchurch Lane Fourteen Locks Malpas Canal ).
Photo: "Who's Who In Newport".