Harlech Castle

John Warwick Smith, 1792

WAG 604

About this object

There are other views of Wales by Smith dated to the summer of 1792, presumably made on the same tour as this one.

Exhibitions: Royal Society of Painters and Watercolour, John "Warwick" Smith 1928, No. 151

Object specifics

  • Artist(s)
    John 'Warwick' Smith (British, born:26 July 1749, died:22 March 1831)
  • Date
    1792
  • Materials
    Watercolour; Pencil; Paper
  • Measurements
    13.1 cm x 21 cm
  • Physical description
    View of a castle at the top of a steep rock face. There are a few small houses on the left of the castle. Two houses are also on the flat land in the foreground near two figures and grazing livestock. Mountains can be seen on the horizon.
  • Related people
    Lousia Finch-Hatton (Previous owner); George Greville (Previous owner); Robert Fulke Greville (Previous owner); L Kashnor (Previous owner); John 'Warwick' Smith (Artist/maker)
  • Other number(s)
    WAG Inventory Number: 604
  • Credit line
    Purchased by the Walker Art Gallery in 1929
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Collection
    From the Walker Art Gallery collections

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Publications

  • British Watercolours and Drawings: Lord Leverhulme's Collection in the Lady Lever Art Gallery

    Jessica Feather

    Author: Jessica Feather
    Publisher: Liverpool University Press & National Museums Liverpool
    Date: 2010
    Description: Lord Leverhulme's Collection catalogue of Watercolours and Drawings in the Lady Lever Art Gallery

  • Early English Drawings and Watercolours in the Walker Art Gallery

    Edward Morris & Timothy Stevens

    Author: Edward Morris & Timothy Stevens
    Publisher: Liverpool Letterpress Limited, Member of the Steel House Press
    Date: 1968
    Description: Catalogue of Early English Drawings and Watercolours in the Walker Art Gallery collection

Ownership

Previous owners

  • L Kashnor

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1929
    Disposal method: Sold to the Walker Art Gallery in 1929
  • Lousia Finch-Hatton

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: Unknown or unrecorded
    Disposal method: By descent
  • Robert Fulke Greville

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: Unknown or unrecorded
    Disposal method: By descent
  • George Greville

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: Unknown or unrecorded
    Disposal method: By descent

Inscriptions

Item inscriptions

  • Inscription text: July 18 1792. Harlech Castle as seen on the approach to it from Llanfinangle y Freath, Merionethshire. (on mount) view taken July 18 1792
    Inscription method:
    Inscription note:
    Inscription location: Mount; Back
  • Inscription text: : 182
    Inscription method: Pencil
    Inscription note:
    Inscription location: Back; Bottom centre
Object view = Fine Art
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