A Grand View of Snowdon by Thomas Girtin

Also known as 'Near Beddgelert'.


Watercolour over pencil on laid paper
60.9 x 91.4 cm
Art Fund grant:
£70,000 ( Total: £300,000; Export stopped)
Acquired in:
Thomas Agnew & Son

The artist visited North Wales twice in 1798 and 1800 and worked up his sketches. He uses a restricted palette to emphasise the grandeur of the landscape.


Edward, Viscount Lascelles (1764 - 1814); Earls of Harewood; Christie's, 1858; C.S. Bale; Sir Henry Doulton and successors to L.J.E. Hooper; Mrs E. Hooper; her sale at Chiddingford, 1956 to Fine Art Society; Mr. Dawnay.

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National Museum Cardiff Cathays Park, Cardiff CF10 3NP 029 2039 7951 museum.wales/

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