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Snowdon, from Capel careig

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 194 mm.
Miss E.C.Livesey, Southsea, Portsmouth?

Book illustration from William Sotheby's 'Tour through parts of Wales' of 1794. 'Thee, Snowdon! King of Cambrian mountains hail!' enthuses Sotheby. Smith captures the impressive scene as the text portrays it. The clouds have receded and the sunlight catches the open planes, whilst the deep cracks are thrown into darkness and for Sotheby, 'the fair face of heaven and earth appears'

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