View of Crogen on the Banks of the River Dee
Architect: Walmsley, Thomas
View of a large house at Crogen on the banks of the river Dee. The village of Crogen is located between Bala and Corwen in North East Wales. The house is thought to be the property of Henry Robertson a Scotsman who stood as a member of parliament for Merioneth. The artist was Thomas Walmsley, (1763- 1806). Walmsley was an accomplished artist and follower of the picturesque school of painters, fashionable in the 19th century. Walmsley began his career as a scene painter at the Opera House in London and is known for his dramatic use of colour and carefully composed settings.