Snowdon from Llyn Nantlle

Richard Wilson, 1765 about

WAG 2429

About this object

The view is from the north west, with the hump of Clogwyn y Gareg below the summit and Mynydd Mawr to the left. By 18th century standards, Wilson has remained quite truthful to the scene but he has steepened the mountain slopes in order to dramatise the composition. His changes of mind are clearly visible on the ridge to the right.

Object specifics

  • Artist(s)
    Richard Wilson (British: Welsh, born:1713; 1714 probably, died:1782-05-11)
  • Date
    1765 about
  • Materials
    Oil; Canvas
  • Measurements
    canvas/support: 101 x 127 x 8.8 cm; frame: 122 x 148.6 cm
  • Physical description
    A view of a lake surrounded by hills with a mountain in the far distance. There are three figures fishing at the lake in the foreground and a reflection of the mountain can be seen in the water. Trees and foliage in the foreground on both the left and right of the composition.
  • Related people
    Richard Wilson (Artist/maker)
  • Other number(s)
    WAG Inventory Number: 2429
  • Credit line
    Purchased by the Walker Art Gallery in 1935
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Collection
    From the Walker Art Gallery collections


Item inscriptions

  • Inscription text: Snowdon from Llyn Nantlle / Richard Wilson
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  • Inscription text: Ferens Gallery / Hull / 1936
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Object view = Fine Art
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