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View of Cader-Idris from Drws y Nant

View of Cader-Idris from Drws y Nant

Artist: Wilson, R.

Medium: Aquatint

Date: 1799

Shelfmark: Ktop XLVII

Item number: 63.2.b

Genre: Topographical Print

The Cader Idris Mountain in Wales. James John Hissey in his ‘An Old Fashioned Journey Through England and Wales’, published in 1884 wrote the following words about Cader Idris, ‘… a very king amongst mountains, dark and frowning he looked his bifid summit hid in clouds. He presented to us a stupendous precipice of some two thousand feet, or more. Such impressive scenes are not to be viewed every day, and once seen, they are for ever impressed on the memory. Mere actual height is not everything in mountain scenery, there is something indescribably overawing in the dark, sombre hue of Welsh mountains…’.

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