School of Art
Prints / PR288
Publisher/Manufacturer: R.Blamire, London
Series title: A Tour through parts of Wales
Aquatint with etching, hand coloured in sepia watercolour, on cream wove Whatman paper
128 x 190 mm.
Miss E.C.Livesey, Southsea, Portsmouth?
Book illustration from William Sotheby's 'Tour through parts of Wales' of 1794. In this section of the poem Sotheby comes across the ancient British fortress of Caraig-connin in North Wales. It sits high atop a mountain and the significance of this locality within the text is to convey the desolation of this part of Wales. The work expresses the feelings of the author, 'O'er yonder crag, steep, lonely, wild, impends the ruined fortress'
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Picturesque landscape of Carreg Cennan; foreground, tree and two figures on a track; middleground, trees; background, cliff top castle ruin. Dust-ground aquatint with etching and sepia watercolour wash. Coarser dust applied to top right of the sky, finer dust elsewhere. No evident plate mark. Paper has evidence of a 'Whatman' watermark