School of Art
Prints / PR294
Publisher/Manufacturer: R.Blamire, London
Series title: A Tour through parts of Wales
Aquatint with etching, hand coloured in sepia watercolour, on cream laid Whatman? paper
130 x 190 mm.
Miss E.C.Livesey, Southsea, Portsmouth?
Book illustration from William Sotheby's 'Tour through parts of Wales' of 1794. This part of the journey turns towards the Pembrokeshire peninsula as Sotheby arrives in Haverfordwest. For the first time in the poem Sotheby becomes somewhat despairing towards the building. He acknowledges its beauty but is irate at its use as a prison. This 'dark fortress', as he calls it, seems to haunt him
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Picturesque landscape of Haverfordwest; foreground, trees and houses; middleground, castle ruin with towers and slit windows on a small hill; background, river plain hills and a cumulus sky. Dust-ground aquatint with minimal etching and a sepia watercolour wash. No evident plate mark