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Doward Rocks

Doward Rocks

Artist: Dayes, E.

Medium: Aquatint, coloured

Date: 1800

Shelfmark: K top Vol 15

Item number: 105.1

Length: 30.8

Width: 42.5

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Topographical Print

View of the Doward Rocks (sometimes known as the Doward Cliffs) on the River Wye in Herefordshire. The limestone cliffs tower above the River and are known to contain caves carved 30,000 years ago by prehistoric man. The artist was Edward Dayes (1763-1804). In the late 18th century Dayes became best for his watercolours however he also produced many prints, miniatures and book illustrations. He travelled through Britain painting the countryside and buildings of note and worked mostlyin the North. He committed suicide in 1804.

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