Yale Center for British Art

Creator:
John Varley, 1778–1842, British
Title:
Harlech Castle and Twgwyn Ferry
Date:
1804
Materials & Techniques:
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)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:
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:
hills | castles | landscape | clouds | docks | graves | shores | cows | rivers | ships | houses | boats | cattle | ferries | horses (animals)
Associated Places:
Caernarfonshire and Merionethshire | Harlech Castle | Harlech | Cymru | United Kingdom
Currently On View:
Not on view
Exhibition History:
Paul Mellon's Legacy : A Passion for British Art (Yale Center for British Art, 2007-04-18 - 2007-07-29)

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)

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

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

English Landscape (Paul Mellon Collection) 1630-1850 (Yale Center for British Art, 1977-04-19 - 1977-07-17)
Publications:
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)

Louis Hawes, Presences of Nature : British Landscape, 1780-1830, , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 1982, pp. 28, 130, no. II.8, pl. 22, ND1354.4 H38 (YCBA)

Paul Mellon's Legacy : a passion for British art [large print labels], , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 2007, v. 2, N5220 M552 P381 2007 OVERSIZE (YCBA)

Duncan Robinson, Fairest isle : the appreciation of British scenery, 1750-1850, , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 1989, p. 12, no. 91, ND1354.4 F35 (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