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Haverford West-Castle

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 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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