School of Art
Prints / PR291
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
125 x 193 mm.
Miss E.C.Livesey, Southsea, Portsmouth?
Book illustration from William Sotheby's 'Tour through parts of Wales' of 1794. The focus does not appear to be Dinevanr Castle but rather its surrounding landscape. The composition concentrates on Sotheby's description of the sheltered valley below the castle. There is a sense of calm as cattle graze and the tree-lined landscape sprawls towards the horizon
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Picturesque landscape of Dinefwr Castle; foreground, trees, field, cattle, figure and three sheep; middleground, river valley with castle ruin amongst a wooded hill top; sky, cumulus. Dust-ground aquatint with etching and sepia watercolour wash. No evident plate mark