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Dinas Bran and Llangollen
National Museum Wales, Cardiff
Richard Wilson (1713/14-1782)
Dinas Bran and Llangollen
c.1770 (undated)
Black chalk and stump over graphite on white laid paper
315 x 427 mm
12 3/8 x 16 3/4 in.
NMW A 5766
Paul Sandby; Dr John Percy F.R.S. (1817-1889), Gloucester Crescent, Bayswater, London; his sale, Christie's 15-17 & 22-23 April 1890 (1399 - View near Llangollen, bt Hewett, 6s.0d.); [...] purchased from F.R. Meatyard 1950
Unsigned; no inscription
Graphite underdrawing, e.g. of the tree structure at the right
[1] Lower left corner: Paul Sandby (Lugt 2112)
[2] Lower left corner: Dr J. Percy (Lugt 1504)
D374 Castell Dinas Bran, Wales, Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection, New Haven
P165 Dinas Bran from Llangollen - I, Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection, New Haven
P165A Dinas Bran from Llangollen - I (Lake Scene with Mountains), Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide
P165B Ascribed to Wilson, Castell Dinas Bran, Llangollen (Dinas Bran from Llangollen - I), Ferens Art Gallery: Hull Museums
P167 Wilson and later intervention, Dinas Bran Castle, near Llangollen - II, National Museum Wales, Cardiff
P167A Wilson and later intervention, Castell Dinas Bran from Llangollen, The National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth
A beautiful worked-up drawing for the painting P165 at the Yale Center for British Art. Sir Brinsley Ford, however, believed this to be possibly by Sandby after Wilson.
Pennant 1784, vol. 1, pp. 297-98; WGC, p. 176, pl. 36c