Dinas Bran and Llangollen

Dinas Bran and Llangollen
Dinas Bran and Llangollen
Dinas Bran and Llangollen
National Museum Wales, Cardiff
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Artist
Richard Wilson (1713/14-1782)
Title
Dinas Bran and Llangollen
Date
c.1770 (undated)
Medium
Black chalk and stump over graphite on white laid paper
Dimensions
Metric: 315 x 427 mm
Imperial: 12 3/8 x 16 3/4 in.
Accession Number
NMW A 5766
Wilson Online Reference
D374A
Provenance
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
Signature/inscription
Unsigned; no inscription
Techniques and materials
Graphite underdrawing, e.g. of the tree structure at the right
Collectors' marks
[1] Lower left corner: Paul Sandby (Lugt 2112)
[2] Lower left corner: Dr J. Percy (Lugt 1504)
Related Drawings
D374 Castell Dinas Bran, Wales, Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection, New Haven
Related Paintings
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
Critical commentary
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.
Previous Cat/Ref Nos
50.429
Bibliography
Pennant 1784, vol. 1, pp. 297-98; WGC, p. 176, pl. 36c
Link to WG Constable Archive Record
Updated by Compiler
20/10/2022