Pembroke Town and Castle

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Pembroke Town and Castle
Pembroke Town and Castle
Pembroke Town and Castle
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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James Mason (1710-1783) after Wilson
Pembroke Town and Castle
Line engraving and etching with hand colouring on moderately thick, moderately textured, cream laid paper
Metric: Sheet: 448 x 603 mm. Plate: 406 x 549 mm
Imperial: Sheet: 17 5/8 x 23 3/4 in. Plate: 16 x 21 5/8 in.
Accession Number
Wilson Online Reference
Landscape with a view of a river and a man standing in a boat in the foreground, shaking his fist at a boy climbing a tree on the rocks at the left. Two concerned women are beside him and bathers can be seen on tje rocks further around the bank on the left. A castle and town are visible across the water on the right.
Acquired 1977
Lettered below the image, upper left: 'Richd. Wilson Pinxt.'; left centre: 'PEMBROKE TOWN AND CASTLE, | in South Wales'; right centre: 'VILLE ET CHATEAU DE PEMBROKE, | dans la Principauté de Galles'; upper right:'Jas. Mason Sculpt.'
Collectors' marks
[1] Paul Mellon
Verso inscriptions
[1] In graphite lower left: '16402 / 9/20'
[2] In graphite lowerl right: '(IR74/655) / ??12'
Related Drawings
D368 Pembroke Town and Castle, National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth (P06223)
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Other impressions are at The National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth / Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru (4609286, PB3781and PD04427)
Related Paintings
P154 Pembroke Town and Castle, National Museum Wales, Cardiff
Critical commentary
This print is one of the set, Six Views in North and South Wales, all after Wilson, published by John Boydell in 1775.
Previous Cat/Ref Nos
Object ID: 40406
R. Gough, Anecdotes of British Topography, London 1768, p. 600; Edwards 1808, p. 88
More Information
An impression belonged to William Lock of Norbury and featured in his sale, Sotheby's London 3-7 May 1821 (619).
Good condition