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Kilgerran Castle
National Museum Wales, Cardiff
William Elliott (1727-1766) after Wilson
Kilgerran Castle
1765, republished 17 July 1775
Engraving on laid paper mounted on tissue top and bottom
419 x 559 mm
16 1/2 x 22 in.
NMW A 10997
Landscape with a man fishing on a rock in the foreground in the middle of a broad river with trees and rocky hills on either side. There is a small ruin on the right bank and a ruined castle with round towers on the hill-top to the right.
Lettered below the image with the title in English and French and 'Richd, Wilson Pinxt |Willm, Elliott Sculpt | Published July 17th, 1775 by John Boydell Engraver in Cheapside London'
[1] Lower right, pencil: 10997
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Two other impressions are at The National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth / Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru (PD07376 and 448829)
P130 Cilgerran Castle (Kilgerran Castle), Magdalen College, Oxford
[1] John 'Warwick' Smith (1749-1831) Cilgerran Castle on the River Teifi, Pembrokeshire watercolour, with Lowell Libson 2014
[2] J.M.W. Turner Kilgaran Castle on the Twyvey, Hazy Sunrise, previous to a Sultry Day (RA 1799), Wordsworth House, The National Trust
Originally published by Wilson, 1765 then one of the set, Six Views in North and South Wales, all after Wilson, published by John Boydell in 1775.
R. Gough, Anecdotes of British Topography, London 1768, p. 593; Edwards 1808, p. 88
Mounted on tissue top and bottom. Good overall condition.