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- Object: Exterior of Fingal's Cave, Staffa.
View of Fingal's Cave beyond basalt columns at right, with three small figures at centre; distant island at left; within a rectangular border; illustration to Ayton's 'Voyage round Great Britain', vol. III. 1817
Aquatint with hand-colouring
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Height: 224 millimetres
Width: 304 millimetres
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For the 'Voyage Round Great Britain', see 1869,0410.1206
This appears to be a re-issue of a plate from volume III, with 'London' [?] and the date 'July 1 1817' erased and the number '19' added instead. For other examples of this type of altered state, see 1870,1008.139, 146, 148
For a discussion of artist's renderings of Fingal's cave and other geological formations around Staffa, see Charlotte Klonk, 'From Picturesque Travel to Scientific Observation: Artists' and Geologists' Voyages to Staffa', in M. Rosenthal, C Payne, and S Wilcox, eds, 'Prospects for the Nation', Studies in British Art, vol. 4 (YUP, 1997), pp. 205-29.
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Associated Title: Voyage Round Great Britain
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