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Object: Chepstow Castle in Monmouthshire
Series: Views in Wales: First set
Plate I; landscape with the remains of the fourteenth century castle on an overgrown cilff to right, overlooking a curve in the Wye river, turrets and a house with an arch spanning the water on the lower cliffs in the middle distance and the bridge at the confluence with the river Severn in the distance to left and in the foreground, two row-boats pulling away from the shore, two men running across the beach to the nearest, one carrying a parasol, the other sinking to his knees in the mud and taking hold of an oar which a companion already in the boat reaches out to help him; state after border cleared published by Boydell. 1775
Etching and aquatint
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Height: 206 millimetres (trimmed)
Width: 256 millimetres (trimmed)
- Curator's comments
- See 1904,0819.635 and 1864,0213.43.
See Robertson, 1985, no. 89: an engraved version of this plate appeared in Sandby's collection of selected views published as 'The Virtuosi's Museum' in 1778-81 by G Kearsley (for which see 1958,0619.2). The aquatint was also re-engraved for Francis Grose's 'Antiquities of England and Wales', 1773-87.
A pencil annotation by a previous owner on a watercolour in the V&A reads "Paul Sandby ... said in His humourous manner 'He in red by the Boat Mr Greville. he in blue going down to [harbour] is me up to my knees in mud'" (Hermann cat. no. 12).
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