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View of Glenco

View of Glenco

Artist: Williams, Hugh William

Medium: Aquatint

Date: 1813

Shelfmark: K.top Vol. 49

Item number: 33.2

Genre: Topographical Print

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View of Glencoe in western Scotland. Dorothy Wordsworth visited Glen Coe in 1803 when she travelled around Scotland with her brother William and the poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge. In her journal of her tour she wrote of the picturesque scenery around Glen Coe, “... it was beautiful enough not to disappoint us, - a narrow deep valley, a perfect solitude, without house or hut. One of the hills was thinly sprinkled with Scotch firs, which appeared to be survivors of a large forest: they were the first natural wild Scotch firs we had seen. Though thinned of their numbers, we were much struck with the gloom, and even the grandeur of the trees”.

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