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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

127 x 189 mm.
Miss E.C.Livesey, Southsea, Portsmouth?

Book illustration from William Sotheby's 'Tour through parts of Wales' of 1794. This sceneis of the River Glaslyn just north of Porthmadog. The daunting mountains of Snowdonia can be seen in the background and they dwarf the bridge and horse and carriage below. Sotheby points out the absence of the 'fairy views of hill and dale' that were seen earlier in the journey and now we see how 'stern nature frowns'

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