Chepstow

 
Series
The Copper-Plate Magazine
Engraver
Creation date
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)
Credit line
Bequest of Kurt F. Pantzer
Accession number
80.799
Collection
Not Currently On View

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.

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