Another topographical illustration, this time in the idiom of the Sublime rather than the Picturesque. Dolbadarn Castle (as it is now known) was a favourite subject among Victorian landscapists, evoking a lost Welsh history in the midst of a spectacular and inspiring landscape. Creswick painted it several times. This version features in Thomas Roscoe’s Wanderings and Excursions in North Wales, facing 128. Steel-plate engraving by E. Radclyffe. 3¾ x 5½ inches. [Click on image to enlarge it.]

Photograph and text by Simon Cooke. You may use this image without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the photographer and (2) link to this URL in a web document or cite it in a print one.


Roscoe, Thomas. Wanderings and Excursions in North Wales. London: Tilt, 1836.

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