Wilson Online Reference
Hernon 2013
Paul Hernon
Sir Watkin's Tours: Excursions to France, Italy and North Wales, 1768-71
Bridge Books
Wrexham, UK
Date of Publication
Secondary published
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The book deals 'mainly with four formative years in the life of Wales' most distinguished connoisseur and looks at his grand tour to France and Italy and his tour of his own land-holdings in north Wales and at the social and artistic milieu in which the young man developed.' Wilson's connections with and commissions from Sir Watkin are discussed on pp. 23, 25, 57 and 125-26 and five paintings are reproduced in colour: NWP 1 Anton Raphael Mengs Portrait of Richard Wilson (pl. 11); P52 Tivoli: Temple of the Sibyl and the Campagna - I (pl. 12A); P165 Dinas Bran from Llangollen - I (pl. 13B); P166 View near Wynnstay, the Seat of Sir Watkin Williams-Wynn (pl. 13A); P167 Dinas Bran Castle, near Llangollen - II (pl. 12B)