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Waterfall near Lidford, Devonshire

Waterfall near Lidford, Devonshire

Engraver: [Zeigler, C.]

Medium: Aquatint

Date: 1797

Shelfmark: K Top Vol 11

Item number: 120f

Length: 20.1

Width: 26.8

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Topographical Print

View from the side of a waterfall at Lydford, Devon. Here the River Lyd falls perpendicularly nearly 70 feet in a small pond which then rejoins it course. T. H. Williams commented in his guidebook of Devon and Cornwall of 1804, after the steep climb to see the waterfall, that 'curiosity is first attracted by the noise of water; and a sudden exclamation of surprise generally follows, on looking over the wall; the thick woods on each side exclude the light, but the whiteness of the agitated water is seen at the depth of seventy or eighty feet; the foundation of the piers is perceived, and confidence of security diminishes, as the eye explores the terrifying scene'.

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