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Oil Painting - Caernarvon

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1921P81
Collection:Fine Art Paintings and Sculpture
Date:1875 - 1875

Maker Information

Artist:John Brett - View biography for John Brett


The luminous view of Caernarvon, seen from across the Menai Straits, was painted towards the end of the three months that Brett and his family spent in North Wales during the summer and autumn of 1875. The scene relates to pencil studies in a sketchbook cited in 'John Brett: a Pre-Raphaelite on the Shores of Wales'. a larger version of this work titled: 'The stronghold of the Seison and the Camp of the Kittywake' was exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1879.

Presented by Archibald S Bennett, 1921.

Further Information

Production Period:19th century
Medium:Oil on canvas.

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Height:241 mm
Width:470 mm