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Dove Dale Derbyshire

Dove Dale Derbyshire

Artist and engraver: Hassell, J.

Medium: Aquatint, coloured

Date: 1799

Shelfmark: K Top Vol 11

Item number: 33e

Length: 15.8

Width: 23.8

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Topographical Print

View of a weir in the river and several tourists at Dovedale in Yorkshire. This is a narrow, gorge like valley about 3 miles long. It is unusually compact, which adds to its charm. As can be seen in the print it has steep wooded slopes. The limestone cliffs on either side of the river, form interesting architectural shapes. John Byng, Viscount Torrington visited here in 1789 and enthused 'The passage of this vale is truly romantic; on either side, banks and woods, varying at every turn; with the charming River Dove rippling to our left'.

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