The Summit of Cader Idris Mountain

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The Summit of Cader Idris Mountain
The Summit of Cader Idris Mountain
The Summit of Cader Idris Mountain
Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
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Edward (1724-1774) & Michael 'Angelo' Rooker (1746-1801) after Wilson
The Summit of Cader Idris Mountain
Published 17 July 1775
Etching and engraving
Metric: 410 x 540 mm
Imperial: 16 1/8 x 21 1/4 in.
Accession Number
Wilson Online Reference
A mountain top with a pool surrounded by a natural semi-circle of rock which peaks in the centre A second slope rises on the right and there is a view across a mountain range to the left, beyond a broad chasm. A man is shown looking through a telescope, another man is sitting on the right with an open paper and a third man holds his horse.
Bequeathed by the Estate of the late Mrs Norah Yates Seary (Gambrills Solicitors) 2005
Lettered below the image:
[1] Lower left: Richd Wilson pinxt
[2] Lower right: E.& M. Rooker sculpser[un]t
[3] Lower centre: THE SUMMIT OF CADER-IDRIS MOUNTAIN | LE SOMMET DE CADER-IDRIS | in North Wales |Montagne dans la Principauté de Galles
[4] Lower left: Published July 17th 1775 by John Boydell Engraver London
Inscribed lower left in graphite: 923
Related Prints
E90 George Cooke after Wilson Cader Idris, The National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth / Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru
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Related Paintings
P153 Llyn Cau, Cader Idris, Tate, London
P153A Llyn Cau, Cader Idris, Private Collection, Wales
P153B Llyn Cau, Cader Idris, Private Collection, England
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. As Edward Rooker died in November 1774 the plate was presumably completed by his son
Previous Cat/Ref Nos
R. Gough, Anecdotes of British Topography, London 1768, p. 603; 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).