Snowden Hill and the adjacent Country in North Wales

Snowden Hill and the adjacent Country in North Wales
Snowden Hill and the adjacent Country in North Wales
Snowden Hill and the adjacent Country in North Wales
The Trustees of the British Museum
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William Woollett (1735-1785) after Wilson
Snowden Hill and the adjacent Country in North Wales
c.1765; later impressions published 1775
Line engraving with etching
Metric: 401 x 545 mm
Imperial: 15 3/4 x 21 7/16 in.
Accession Number
Wilson Online Reference
Landscape with a view of a peaked mountain between two other mountains, across a lake, with a few boats on the water and two men fishing in the foreground. There is a woman standing beside them and gnarled trees to either side.
Charles J. Palmer (d. 1867); his print sale, Sotheby's London 18-24 May 1868 (616), purchased by the British Museum
Inscribed in ink below the image with title. 'A View of Snowdon.' and 'R. Wilson Pinxt | Wm Woollett Sculpt'
Related Drawings
D367 Study for Snowdon from Llyn Nantlle, The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
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Other impressions are at The National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth / Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru (4609322, PA01143 and another unnumbered); Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, USA (2 unnumbered); Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge (33.A.6.149)
Related Paintings
P152 Snowdon from Llyn Nantlle, Walker Art Gallery, National Museums Liverpool
P152A Snowdon from Llyn Nantlle, Nottingham Castle Art Gallery and Museum, Nottingham
P152B Snowdon from Llyn Nantlle, Shizuoka Prefectural Museum, Ishikawa, Japan
Related Works by Other Artists
[1] Thomas Sunderland Snowdon from Llyn Nantlle watercolour, National Museum Wales, NMW A 5767
[2] J.M.W. Turner, Buttermere Lake, with Part of Cromackwater, Cumberland, a Shower, RA 1798, Tate, London (N00460 )
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. The others are E22, E27, E28, E29 and E31. Solkin suggested that those from the series lacking Boydell's publication line such as this one may have been commissioned by Wilson himself before financial difficulties in the mid-1770s constrained him to sell the plates to Boydell. This is an unfinished state, before birds were added in the sky.
R. Gough, Anecdotes of British Topography, London 1768, p. 603; Booth Notes Doc. 7; Edwards 1808, p. 88; E. Pugh, Cambria Depicta, 1816, p. 136; Fagan 1885, p. 39, cat. XCI, 1st State; Pugh 2013, p. 1, pl. 0.2
More Information
An impression belonged to William Lock of Norbury and featured in his sale, Sotheby's London 3-7 May 1821 (619). Charles J. Palmer was a print collector, with what was reputed to be the finest collection of Woollett's work ever assembled. The British Museum bought 142 prints from his posthumous sale.
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2017-07-04 00:00:00