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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) Contemporary drawn border: 15 3/8 x 18 3/8 inches (39.1 x 46.7 cm)
Inscription(s)/
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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
Accession Number B1981.25.2703
Collection Prints and Drawings
Link to This Record http://collections.britishart.yale.edu/vufind/Record/1669331
Subject Terms cattle | cliff | geology | landscape | mountain | rocks (landforms) | science | waterfall
Place Represented Llanrhaedr-ym-Mochnant | Pistyll Rhaeadr | Powys | United Kingdom | Wales
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