Llyn Nantlle from the ‘North Wales Sketchbook’

This sketch of Llyn Nantlle and Snowdon is taken from the ‘North Wales Sketchbook – Brasluniau Gogledd Cymru’ by Elizabeth Haines.

This area around Snowdon drew many famous painters in the 18th century. Notable were Richard Wilson RA (1714-1782) and George Fennel Robson (1788–1833). The painter Cornelius Varley painted near here in 1802 and again in 1803, as well as Alfred de Breanski (1852-1928) and John ‘Warwick’ Smith (1749-1831).

The ‘North Wales Sketchbook’ is available from the artist, Elizabeth Haines, at a cost of £35 plus p&p. Tel:01437 532498 / +441437 532498 or Haines_Studio AT Hotmail.com.

See also:
‘Snowdon from Llyn Nantlle’, Richard Wilson, c.1765. Oil on canvas, 101 x 127cm, Accession Number WAG2429.
and
George Fennel Robson (1788–1833). ‘Snowdon from Llyn Nantlle’, North Wales, 1832. Graphite and watercolor with gum. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Harry G. Sperling Fund, 2009 (2009.451).

2 Responses to Llyn Nantlle from the ‘North Wales Sketchbook’
  1. BrushStrokes Reply

    It must have been crowded up there with all those artists 🙂 At least it caught the cruel attention of Rowlandson in his ‘An Artist Travelling In Wales’. The V&A have prints available and I’m sorely tempted. (http://www.vandaprints.com/image.php?id=343640)

  2. QuickSketch Reply

    There is also Turner’s ‘Y Garn with Snowdon in the Distance, from above Llyn Nantlle’, 1799. It’s in the Tate Collection.

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