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Creator:
Joseph Farington, 1747–1821, British
Title:
Caernarvon Castle
Date:
ca. 1780
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
Support (PTG): 20 3/4 × 28 3/4 inches (52.7 × 73 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Label on verso, lower center:"[handwritten, underlined] Cardiff Castle, with Figures Digging Amongst Ruins | Oil Painting by Joseph Farington. R. A. | (1747-1821) | signed | [not underlined, typed] P. & D. Colnaghi & Co. Ltd. | (Established 1760) | Experts, Valuers and Dealers | Paintings, Drawings, Engravings, Etchings | by the | Old and Modern Masters. | 14, Old Bond Street, London, W.1. | Telegrams: | Colnaghi, Piccy, London. | [handwritten] PM #2717 | [typed] Telephone: Hyde Park 1943-44."; lower right: Yale Center for British Art and | British Studies | Artist Farrington, Joseph | Title Cardiff Castle | Medium | Size Accession no B19[...].118 | Credit line Yale Center for British Art, P[...]on | Collection"; lower right: "[...] Mellon, Mr. Paul | [...] Farrington, Joseph | [...] Cardiff Castle | National Gallery of Art PM 2717"; upper center: "L 278722 | [logo] | Allied Van Lines | 51 | Pat.No. 3,489,433"

Signed in black paint, lower center: "J [...] Farrington"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1976.7.118
Classification:
Paintings
Collection:
Paintings and Sculpture
Subject Terms:
architectural subject | boys | castle | crenellations | people | ruins | shovels | turrets (towers) | workers
Associated Places:
Caernarfon Castle | Caernarfonshire and Merionethshire | Caernarvon | Cymru | Gwynedd | Seiont | United Kingdom | Wales
Access:
Not on view
Exhibition History:
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Presences of Nature - British Landscape 1780-1830 (Yale Center for British Art, 1982-10 - 1983-02)

Publications:
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Louis Hawes, Presences of Nature : British Landscape, 1780-1830, , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 1982, pp. 92, 141, no. III.2, pl. 72, ND1354.4 H38 (YCBA)

The British Castle : A Symbol in Stone, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 2017, p. 22, cat. 15, V2722

Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:340
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