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The Valley of the Mawddach, with Cader Idris
National Museum Wales, Cardiff
Richard Wilson (1713/14-1782)
The Valley of the Mawddach, with Cader Idris
Oil on canvas
60 x 75.5 cm
23 5/8 x 29 3/4 in.
NMW A 2865
The view is of the peaks of Cader Idris and Mynydd Moel from a point several miles to the north-east, near the banks of the River Mawddach in Merionethshire. The town of Dolgellau is hidden by the hill on the right of the view and a house called Gelligemlyn is visible in the valley.
Hull 1936 (46 - View in North Wales); Arts Council 1947 (6 - View in Wales: Cader Idris)
Douglas William Freshfield, Wych Cross Place, Forest Row, Sussex; Christie's London, 2 November 1934 (147 - A View in Wales, with a winding river and hills in the distance), bt Spink (£110.5.0.); with Spink & Son Ltd, 5,6,7, King Street, London S.W.1. (Plinlimmon and the River Wye); bt by National Art Collections Fund (£200) and presented to the National Museum of Wales, 1934
Unsigned; no inscription
Perhaps a study for a version exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1774 (316)
Burlington Magazine, December 1934 advertisement; WGC pp. 180-81, pl. 45a (version 2)