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Views in Wales: Fourth 'D' set / Twelve Views in North & South Wales / View of the Eagle Tower at Caernarvon

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1904,0819.673

  • Title (object)

    • View of the Eagle Tower at Caernarvon

    Title (series)

    • Views in Wales: Fourth 'D' set
    • Twelve Views in North & South Wales
  • Description

    Plate 1; landscape showing a polygonal tower surmounted by three small turrets, forming a corner of a castle with a house in the shelter of the walls to left, seen across a stretch of water with many boats and figures, including women driving laden mules down a road along the shore and a man playing a harp in the foreground, attended by a woman who stands knitting, carrying a child on her back and a little girl holding a basket of eggs sitting to right, pointing at a space on the rock on which the harpist sits, which is inscribed 'Twelve Views in North & South Wales No D'; with title in light filled letters, publication line, engraver's name and plate number. 1786
    Etching and aquatint

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  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1786
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 240 millimetres
    • Width: 315 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered below the image with the title in light filled letters and 'P Sandby / London Publishd by P Sandby St Georges Row Oxford Turnpike'; numbered in upper left corner 'D. 1'.
  • Curator's comments

    See 1904,0819.635.
    Not in Abbey

  • Bibliography

    • Gunn 2015 296 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (British XVIIIc Unmounted Roy)

  • Subjects

  • Associated places

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1904

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1904,0819.673

Plate 1; landscape showing a polygonal tower surmounted by three small turrets, forming a corner of a castle with a house in the shelter of the walls to left, seen across a stretch of water with many boats and figures, including women driving laden mules down a road along the shore and a man playing a harp in the foreground, attended by a woman who stands knitting, carrying a child on her back and a little girl holding a basket of eggs sitting to right, pointing at a space on the rock on which the harpist sits, which is inscribed 'Twelve Views in North & South Wales No D'; with title in light filled letters, publication line, engraver's name and plate number.  1786  Etching and aquatint

Recto

Plate 1; landscape showing a polygonal tower surmounted by three small turrets, forming a corner of a castle with a house in the shelter of the walls to left, seen across a stretch of water with many boats and figures, including women driving laden mules down a road along the shore and a man playing a harp in the foreground, attended by a woman who stands knitting, carrying a child on her back and a little girl holding a basket of eggs sitting to right, pointing at a space on the rock on which the harpist sits, which is inscribed 'Twelve Views in North & South Wales No D'; with title in light filled letters, publication line, engraver's name and plate number. 1786 Etching and aquatint

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