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Episcopal Palace at St. Davids from "Twelve Views in Aquatinta from Drawings taken on the Spot in South Wales" (The First Welsh Set), 1773-75

RH inscr on plate b.c. "Episcopal Palace at St. Davids"; inscr on plate t. c. "XII" CRE SANDBY, Paul; (English; 1725-1809) This is plate XII out of XII of a complete early proofs set prior to both Boydell and Sandby imprints, 1774-75. Sandby's "Twelve Views of South Wales" were the result of his 1771 tour of South Wales with Sir Joseph Banks and the Hon. Charles Greville, to whom he dedicated his set. Among the first aquatints published in England, the twelve views launched the popularity of Wales as a picturesque sketching location, coming into fashion with the beginning of the Romantic Movement.