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Cader Idris
The National Library of Wales, Aberystwythith the title ande
George Cooke (1781-1834) after Wilson
Cader Idris
Published 1 January 1809
Engraving
212 x 260 mm (image size)
8 3/8 x 10 1/4 in. (image size)
PA04988
E90
Purchased by the National Library of Wales from Mr F.H. Evans, Exmouth, 1937
[1] Lettered below the image with the title and: 'Engraved by George Cooke.' Publicatioin details: London. Published by Longman, Hurst, Rees, & Orme, Paternoster Row, Jan. 1. 1809.
[2] Numbered in pencil, upper left corner: 17
[1] Upper right corner, pencil: Top. B9/1 | B34
[2] Lower left corner, pencil: PA 4988
E22 Edward and Michael Angelo Rooker, The Summit of Cader-Idris Mountain, The British Museum, London and other impressions
P153 Llyn Cau, Cader Idris, Tate, London and other versions
Although based on P153 or a version this print contains fewer figures, and notably omits the man with the telescope from the middle left foreground.
George Cooke of 2 Clarence Place, Pentonville, trained under James Basire and went on to acquire a considerable reputation as an engraver and wood-engraver. His later work included 15 plates for Turner's Picturesque Views of the Southern Coast of England (1814-26) and Views of London and its Vicinity, which he published in parts from 1826-34.
Stained, especially on the right side, with rough and torn lower edge