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South Stack Rock, Holyhead

CARMICHAEL, J. (1800 - 1868)

South Stack Rock, Holyhead

Media: oil on canvas

Size: 55.5 x 75.2 cm

Acquired: 1937; Purchase

Accession Number: NMW A 428

This painting, signed with the initials H.K. depicts the lighthouse completed in 1809 and the suspension bridge linking the Rock with Anglesey, erected in 1827. Thomas Roscoe described the scene in his Wanderings and Excursions in North Wales, published in 1836: 'Its singularly novel aspect, its wild site and deserted air, ...were altogether of so unwonted a character, that had I been suddenly transported to the antipodes I could not have felt more unfeigned surprise'.

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