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Cornelius Varley, 1781–1873, British
Mountain Panorama in Wales, Cader Idris
Graphite with black chalk on medium, slightly-textured, blued white laid paper
Sheet: 10 7/16 x 17 1/16 inches (26.5 x 43.3 cm)

Inscribed in black ink, in artist's hand lower left: "Fine weather wind S.E. Clouds coming towards me ^ |all the morning| but dissolved into transparent atmosphere as fast as they came so that I had constant blue sky over head"; in graphite, in artist's hand, lower left: "Sun shine yet the hills came [forward?] darken"; in graphite, in artist's hand upper right: "Sun over here| Clouds Colour of Drawing paper"; in graphite, verso, lower center: "D1797/ Cornelius Varley 1781-1873| Cader Idris, 1803| [cf.?] Sir Robert [White's?] Cader Idris from Llanelltyd, 1803| Heather Hubbard, "Some Victorian Droughtsmen" Plate 12| LGD"; on back in graphite, lower right: "D 1797"

Watermark, center: fleur de lis over shield, over "G R"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Drawings & Watercolors
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
cattle | clouds | field | hills | house | landscape | panorama | river | sailboat
Associated Places:
Cader Idris | Cymru | United Kingdom | Wales
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Exhibition History:
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William Wordsworth and the Age of English Romanticism (New York Public Library, 1987-10 - 1988-01)

William Wordsworth and the Age of English Romanticism (Chicago Historical Society, 1988-04-06 - 1988-06-05)

William Wordsworth and the Age of English Romanticism (Indiana University Art Museum, 1988-01-27 - 1988-03-06)

Fairest Isle - The Appreciation of British Scenery 1750-1850 (Yale Center for British Art, 1989-04-12 - 1989-06-25)

Paul Mellon's Legacy : A Passion for British Art (Yale Center for British Art, 2007-04-18 - 2007-07-29)

Through the Looking Lens - The Story of Artist Cornelius Varley and his Telemicroscope, 1800-1860 (American Philosophical Society, 2013-05-17 - 2013-12-29)

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Edward. Morris, Constable's clouds, paintings and cloud studies by John Constable , National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh & Liverpool, UK, 2000, pp. 143-44, fig. 72, NJ18 C74 C76 2000 + (YCBA)

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