XII Views in North Wales Being Part of a Tour through that Fertile and Romantick Countryunder the Patronage of the Honourable Sir Watkin Williams Wynn Bart. to whom they are most Humbly Inscribed by his most Obedient and most Humble Servant Paul Sandby R.A. MDCCLXXV No 2
Publish'd according to Act of Parliament by P. Sandby St Georges Row Oxford Turnpike Sep.r 1st 1776
Aquatint with large margins, platemark 240 x 315mm (9½ x 12½"). Excellent condition
Title page to the set of views in north Wales published in 1776 by Paul Sandby (bap. 1731, d. 1809). Sandby, one of the foremost landscape artists of his generation, had published a similar set of views in south Wales the previous year, having collected material during sketching tours in 1771 and 1773 with Sir Watkin Williams Wynn, Charles Greville, and Joseph Banks, the dedicatees of the two sets. Over the coming decades Wales became highly popular amongst tourists searching for romantic and picturesque landscapes, due in no small part to Sandby's popular depictions.
Abbey 511; For a view from the series see ref. 8376
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