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Creator:
Francis Towne, 1740–1816, British
Title:

View of the Rhydaer

Date:
1777
Medium:
Watercolor and black ink over graphite on medium slightly textured cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 11 3/4 x 14 3/4 inches (29.8 x 37.5 cm) and Contemporary drawn border: 15 3/8 x 18 3/8 inches (39.1 x 46.7 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in brown ink, lower right: "F. Towne. | delt. 1777. No. 6"; in brown ink, verso, upper center: "Distyll y Rhaiadr, | The stream divides the country's of Denbighshire, & Montgomery, & | the Lordship of Paris, & Chisk, the perpendicular height from which it falls is 240 feet. | Drawn 1777 by Francis Towne."

Watermark: Fleur-de-lis (similar to Heawood 1849)

Signed and dated in brown ink, lower right: "F. Towne. | delt. 1777. No. 6"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1981.25.2703
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
cattle | cliff | geology | landscape | mountain | rocks (landforms) | science | waterfall
Associated Places:
Llanrhaedr-ym-Mochnant | Pistyll Rhaeadr | Powys | United Kingdom | Wales
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:5093
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