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Creator:
John Varley, 1778–1842, British
Title:
Harlech Castle and Twgwyn Ferry
Date:
1804
Medium:
Watercolor, graphite and scraping out on medium, slightly textured, cream wove paper, mounted on thick, slightly textured, cream wove paper
Dimensions:
Mount: 16 1/8 x 21 1/4 inches (41 x 54 cm) and Sheet: 15 5/8 x 20 1/4 inches (39.7 x 51.4 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Signed and dated in pen and black ink lower left: "J.Varley.1804"

Inscribed in pen and black ink lower left: "J.Varley.1804"; inscribed on mount in graphite lower left: "Harlech castle & 'Tegweln ferry."; inscribed on back on mount in graphite upper left: "2052 1ST F- | 10 x 8"; in pen and brown ink center: "Tegwin ferry & Harlech Castle N Wales | by J. Varley. 1804"; in graphite center right: "3 r Mt & 1 1/2 Auto gelt | 6/6"; in graphite lower center: "20 1/8 x 15 1/2 | 6 x | 26 3/4 x 21 5/8"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1986.29.578
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
boats | castles | cattle | clouds | cows | docks | ferries | graves | hills | horses (animals) | houses | landscape | rivers | ships | shores
Associated Places:
Caernarfonshire and Merionethshire | Cymru | Harlech | Harlech Castle | United Kingdom
Access:
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Exhibition History:
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English Landscape (Paul Mellon Collection) 1630-1850 (Yale Center for British Art, 1977-04-19 - 1977-07-17)

Presences of Nature - British Landscape 1780-1830 (Yale Center for British Art, 1982-10 - 1983-02)

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

The Great Age of British Watercolors c.1750 - 1880 (National Gallery of Art, 1993-05-02 - 1993-07-25)

The Great Age of British Watercolors c.1750 - 1880 (Royal Academy of Arts, 1993-01-15 - 1993-07-25)

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

Publications:
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A loan exhibition of English drawings and watercolours from the collection of Mr and Mrs Paul Mellon of Upperville, Virginia, P. & D. Colnaghi & Co., London, 1964, cat. no. 77, N5247.M385 L62 (YCBA)

Yale University Art Gallery, English drawings and watercolors, from the collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, April 15 - June 20, 1965 , New Haven, 1965, Cat. No. 77, NC228 Y34 (YCBA)

Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:2219
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