"Edward Pugh and Richard Wilson at Carreg Carn March Arthur"
John Barrell, University of York


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  • Host Department: History of Art
  • Date: 04/06/2011
  • Time: 4:30PM - 6:30PM

  • Location: 180 Tappan Hall, 855 S. University Ave.

  • Description: Richard Wilson (1714-1782), once known as the father of British landscape painting, was regarded at the end of the eighteenth century as the greatest landscape-painter Britain had produced. He was related to many of the leading gentry families in North-East Wales. Edward Pugh (1763-1813) was the son of a country barber, a self-taught portrait-painter and landscape-artist. He and Wilson never met; but their careers somehow converged in 1794 at a point on the county line between Flintshire and Denbighshire. This paper is about that convergence, and some of the issues raised by the representation of the landscape of ‘Romantic Wales.’
    Professor Barrell is a Fellow of the British Academy and of the English Association, an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters of the University of Chicago, and an honorary D.Litt, Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London..

    Co-sponsored by the departments of English and History of Art, the Eighteenth-Century Studies Group, and the Nineteenth-Century Forum.