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Melincourt Cascade

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

134 x 190 mm.
Miss E.C.Livesey, Southsea, Portsmouth?

Book illustration from William Sotheby's 'Tour through parts of Wales' of 1794. Sotheby tells of his approach to the waterfall as he is 'lured by the fall of the far flood'. He emphasises the noise of the 'torrent's ceaseless roar' that draws him to this scene. Smith has placed figures in the foreground enabling the viewer to gain a sense of the scale of this impressive scene

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