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Pembroke Town and Castle
The Trustees of the British Museum
James Mason (1710-1783) after Wilson
Pembroke Town and Castle
Published 17 July 1775
Etching and engraving
413 x 550 mm
16 1/4 x 21 5/8 in.
Landscape with a view of a river, castle and town. A man standing in a boat in the foreground shakes his fist at two boys climbing the rocks and trees at the left. Two concerned women sit beside him and bathers can be seen further along the bank.
Joseph Lilly; Edward Daniell, 53 Mortimer Street, Cavendish Square, London, from whom purchased 1871
Lettered below the image with title in English and French, production detail: 'Richd. Wilson pinxt', 'Jas. Mason Sculpt' and publication line: 'Published July 17th 1775 by John Boydell Engraver in Cheapside London'
D368 Pembroke Town and Castle, National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth (P06223)
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Other impressions are at The National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth / Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru (4609286, PB3781 and PD04427)
P154 Pembroke Town and Castle, National Museum Wales, Cardiff
This print is one of the set, Six Views in North and South Wales, all after Wilson, published by John Boydell in 1775. The others are E22, E27, E28, E30 and E31. Solkin suggested that those from the series lacking Boydell's publication line may have been commissioned by Wilson before financial difficulties in the mid-1770s constrained him to sell the plates to Boydell.
R. Gough, Anecdotes of British Topography, London 1768, p. 600; Booth Notes Doc. 7; Edwards 1808, p. 88; Pugh 2013, p. 1
An impression belonged to William Lock of Norbury and featured in his sale, Sotheby's London 3-7 May 1821 (619).