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Caraig-cennin Castle

Artist (after): Smith, John 'Warwick' [1749-1831]
Engraver: Alken, Samuel [1756-1815]

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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