School of Art
Prints / PR289
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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Picturesque view of Melincourt waterfall; three men, one digging?, stand on the banks of a river by rocks, trees and a large waterfall. Dust-ground aquatint with etching and sepia watercolour wash. No evident plate mark