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Creator:
Edward Rooker, 1724–1774, British
and Michael "Angelo" Rooker, 1746–1801, British
after Richard Wilson RA, 1714–1782, British, active in Italy (1750–56)
Title:
The Summit of Cader Idris Mountain
Date:
1775
Medium:
Line engraving and etching with hand coloring on moderately thick, moderately textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 17 5/8 x 24 inches (44.8 x 61 cm) and Plate: 15 7/8 x 21 1/2 inches (40.3 x 54.6 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed, verso, in graphite, lower left: "16401 | 9 4/20"; in graphite, lower right: "(IR74/648)"

Paul Mellon collector's mark

Lettered lower left: "Richd. Wilsoon Pinxt."; lower center: "The Summit of Cader-Idris Mountain, | in North Wales." lower center: "Le Sommet de Cader-Idris, | Montagne dans la Principauté de Galles."; lower right: "E. & M. Rooker Sculpsert."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.14565
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
cattle | crater | lake | legends (folk tales) | mountain | telescope | tourism | tourists
Associated Places:
Cader Idris
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Exhibition History:
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Fairest Isle - The Appreciation of British Scenery 1750-1850 (Yale Center for British Art, 1989-04-12 - 1989-06-25)

The Romantic Landscape Prints - The Chiaroscuro of Nature (Yale Center for British Art, 2002-09-25 - 2002-12-29)

Nobleness and Grandeur - Forging Historical Landscape in Britain, 1760 - 1850 (Yale Center for British Art, 2005-01-27 - 2005-04-24)

Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:40371
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