Kilgarren Castle, South Wales

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Kilgarren Castle, South Wales
Kilgarren Castle, South Wales
Kilgarren Castle, South Wales
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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William Elliott (1727-1766) after Wilson
Kilgarren Castle, South Wales
1765, republished 17 July 1775
Line engraving and etching with hand coloring on moderately thick, moderately textured, cream laid paper
Metric: Sheet: 457 x 629 mm. Plate: 406 x 543 mm
Imperial: Sheet: 18 x 24 3/4 in. Plate: 16 x 21 3/8 in.
Accession Number
Wilson Online Reference
Landscape with a man fishing on a rock in the foreground in the middle of a broad river with trees and rocky hills on either side. There is a small ruin on the right bank and a ruined castle with round towers on the hill-top to the right.
Acquired 1977
Lettered below the image:
[1] Lower left: Richd. Wilson Pinxt.
[2] Lower left: KILGARREN CASTLE, | in South Wales.
[3] Lower riight: LE CHATEAU DE KILGARREN, | dans la Principauté de Galles.
[4] Lower right: Willm. Elliott Sculpt.
Collectors' marks
[1] Paul Mellon
Verso inscriptions
[1] Lower left, graphite: '16404 / 9 4/20'
[2] Lower right, graphite: '(IR74/656)'
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Two other impressions are at The National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth / Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru (PD07376 and 448829)
Related Paintings
P130 Cilgerran Castle (Kilgerran Castle), Magdalen College, Oxford
Related Works by Other Artists
[1] John 'Warwick' Smith (1749-1831) Cilgerran Castle on the River Teifi, Pembrokeshire watercolour, with Lowell Libson 2014
[2] J.M.W. Turner Kilgaran Castle on the Twyvey, Hazy Sunrise, previous to a Sultry Day (RA 1799), Wordsworth House, The National Trust
Critical commentary
Originally published by Wilson, 1765 then 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: 40404
R. Gough, Anecdotes of British Topography, London 1768, p. 593; Booth Notes Doc. 7; Edwards 1808, p. 88; Pugh 2013, p. 1
More Information
An impression belonged to William Lock of Norbury and featured in his sale, Sotheby's London 3-7 May 1821 (619).
Unmounted. Good condition. A small stain appears between the areas of lettering.