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John Varley, 1778–1842

Llanberis Lake, with Castle Dolbadern

ca. 1805
Watercolor and graphite on thick, slightly textured, cream wove paper
Sheet: 19 3/4 x 26 1/8 inches (50.2 x 66.4 cm)

Inscribed on verso in graphite, lower right: "2091 | Varley, John | Dolbadarn Castle 63/5/10/15 SE1.1 | PM #3946"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Drawings & Watercolors
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
castle | duck | figures | hills | lake | landscape | mountains | river | rocks (landforms) | ruins | shore (landform) | trees
Associated Places:
Cymru | Llanberis | United Kingdom | Wales
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IIIF Manifest:

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

Romantic Watercolor : Exhibition Watercolors & Technique (Yale Center for British Art, 2002-10-10 - 2003-01-05) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Fairest Isle - The Appreciation of British Scenery 1750-1850 (Yale Center for British Art, 1989-04-12 - 1989-06-25) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Presences of Nature - British Landscape 1780-1830 (Yale Center for British Art, 1982-10-20 - 1983-02-27) [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]

Louis Hawes, Constable's Hadleigh Castle and British Romantic Ruin Painting, Art Bulletin, v. 65., no. 3, September, 1983, pp. 462-63, N11 C4 + (YCBA) Also Available online via JSTOR [YCBA]

Louis Hawes, Presences of Nature : British Landscape, 1780-1830, , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 1982, pp. 43,151-2, no. III.21, pl. 33, ND1354.4 H38 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Duncan Robinson, Fairest isle : the appreciation of British scenery, 1750-1850, , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 1989, p. 12, no. 90, ND1354.4 F35 (YCBA) [YCBA]

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