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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

128 x 188 mm.
Miss E.C.Livesey, Southsea, Portsmouth?

Book illustration from William Sotheby's 'Tour through parts of Wales' of 1794. Sotheby describes the natural flow of this scene in the Rhondda Valley, with its rolling hills tumbling down to the flooded River Taff as it winds its way down to Cardiff. Smith captures the author's vision of the Taff but Sotheby was also impressed by the 'genius' of the 'unrivalled arch'

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