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Chepstow

James Storer, Engraver (British, 1771-1852) After Joseph M. Turner, (English, 1775-1851)


The wooden bridge, high above the River Wye, had been the gateway into South Wales since Roman times and had been traversed by Turner on his first extended sketching tour in 1792.

Chepstow Castle, the oldest stone fortification in Britain, built by William the Conqueror in 1067, guarded the Wye passage from a high cliff on the Welsh side of the rapidly flowing river.

Object Information

engraver
James Storer (British, 1771-1852)
After Joseph M. Turner (English, 1775-1851)
creation date
1794
materials
engraving
dimensions
4 3/8 x 6 1/4 in (image)
5 7/8 x 7 15/16 in (plate)
8 1/8 x 10 3/8 in (sheet)
accession number
80.799
credit line
Bequest of Kurt F. Pantzer
copyright
Public Domain
collection
Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
colors