button to main menu  Observations on Picturesque Beauty, plate opposite vol.1 p.227

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plate opposite vol.1 p.227

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This print was intended to give some idea of that kind of rocky scenery, of which Gatesgarth-dale is composed; and of that solemnity which it assumed, when we saw the sweeping clouds pass over it's summits: but I am sorry to say, it does not express the idea so well as I would wish. The proofs of this print escaped me too soon. Indeed I thought it had been brought nearer my idea, than I find it is. The clouds are ill made out: the distant rocks are worse; and the figures, as a scale to the perspective, are twice as large as they ought or be.- With these hints, however, I hope the imagination of the spectator may not be misled by the deficiencies of the print.
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