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Object: The West Gate of Cardiff in Glamorganshire
Series: Views in Wales: Third set
Series: XII Views in Wales 1776
Plate I; landscape with a woman and a little boy walking along a broad road towards the viewer, looking back at a man who carries a pitchfork and points at a covered wagon, on which is written 'XII Views in Wales 1776', with the arched gateway into Cardiff at the end of the road, a church spire rising behind it, an octagonal building on a mound in the distance to right, beyond the battlemented city walls which are separated from the road on the right side by fields and run close to the edge along the left; title in filled letters, engraver's name, publication line and plate number. 1777
Etching and aquatint
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Height: 238 millimetres
Width: 314 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- See 1904,0819.635 and 661 and 1864,0213.56.
See Hughes (Banks, p. 456): the view is actually of the North gate; Sandby confuses the points of the compass in working from memory in this and in 'Cardiff Castle from the West'; the aquatint is almost identical to a large water-colour in the National Museum of Wales on which it may be based.
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