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Pont Aberglaslyn

NICHOLSON, Francis (1753 - 1844)

Pont Aberglaslyn

Media: oil on canvas

Size: 55.6 x 76.0 cm

Acquired: 1919; Purchase

Accession Number: NMW A 505

The Reverend J. Evans, visiting this bridge linking Caernarvonshire with Merioneth in the 1790s wrote - 'The scenery is the most magnificent that can be imagined; the eye becomes fixed, and the mind wrapped in emotions of silent wonder...the perpendicular dark cliffs the greatest irregularity a thousand feet...everything contributes in a high degree to render this scene of sublimity, arising from the combination of gloom and grandeur. Nicholson, a Yorkshire painter, is better known as a watercolourist. This work was engraved in 1809.


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