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Creator:
George Fennell Robson, 1788–1833
Title:

Tryfan, Carnarvonshire

Former Title(s):

Trivaen, Caernarvonshire, North Wales

Date:
1826
Materials & Techniques:
Watercolor, gouache and scraping out on thick, moderately textured, cream wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 18 1/4 x 29 15/16 inches (46.4 x 76 cm)
Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1981.25.2048
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
horse (animal) | lake | landscape | mountains | river | smoke | snow
Associated Places:
Tryfan | Wales
Access:
Accessible by appointment in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:19859
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The great mountains of North Wales had attracted landscape painters since the mid-eighteenth century and continued to appeal in the next century despite the growing popularity of the Scottish Highlands. George Fennel Robson's view of the Welsh peak of Tryfan is an exemplary exhibition watercolor. The growing demand for large-scale watercolors that could hang on a wall in gilded frames like oil paintings put grandeur of effect at a premium and helps explain Robson's phenomenal popularity. As one critic put it, "the breadth and massiveness of his style are peculiarly adapted to the representation of the more grand and imposing effects of nature."

Gallery label for Great British Watercolors from the Paul Mellon Collection at the Yale Center for British Art (Yale Center for British Art, 2008-06-09 - 2008-08-17)

The Critique of Reason : Romantic Art, 1760–1860 (Yale University Art Gallery, 2015-03-06 - 2015-07-26) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Great British Watercolors from the Paul Mellon Collection at the Yale Center for British Art (Yale Center for British Art, 2008-06-09 - 2008-08-17) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition] [Exhibition Description]

Great British Watercolors from the Paul Mellon Collection at the Yale Center for British Art (The State Hermitage Museum, 2007-10-23 - 2008-01-13) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition] [Exhibition Description]

Great British Watercolors from the Paul Mellon Collection at the Yale Center for British Art (Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 2007-07-11 - 2007-09-30) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition] [Exhibition Description]

The Great Age of British Watercolors c.1750 - 1880 (National Gallery of Art, 1993-05-02 - 1993-07-25) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

The Great Age of British Watercolors c.1750 - 1880 (Royal Academy of Arts, 1993-01-15 - 1993-07-25) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Works of Splendor and Imagination - The Exhibition Watercolor 1770-1870 (Yale Center for British Art, 1981-09-16 - 1981-11-22) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Jane Bayard, Works of splendor and imagination, The exhibition watercolor, 1770-1870 , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 1981, p. 68, no. 61, pl. 61, ND1928 B39 OVERSIZE (YCBA) [YCBA]

Andrew Wilton, The great age of British watercolours, 1750-1880, Prestel, Munich London, 1993, p. 211, cat. 239, pl. 205, ND1928 W57 1993 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Yale Center for British Art, Great British watercolors : from the Paul Mellon Collection, Yale University Press, New Haven, 2007, pp. 148-51, no. 64, ND1928 .Y35 2007 (LC)+ Oversize (YCBA) [YCBA]


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