Caernarvon Castle, Joseph Mallord William Turner

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    This view of Caernarvon is quite different in mood from the artist's romantic and often 'sublime' interpretations of the landscape of North Wales which he produced after his first visits there in the late 1790s. In 1800, however, he exhibited at the Royal Academy a very Claudian vision of Caernarvon, with the castle a focal point in the distance. Returning to the subject for this later series of water-colours, he attempted in one of his colour beginnings to work out a composition in which the castle was brought forward to create a backdrop to a twilight scene, where the shape of the castle and its reflection, and a darker bulk indicating a bank on the right, were bathed in a diffuse, floating mass of light. He managed to transfer this successfully to the final watercolour, using the palest yellows and touches of vermilion and purple to convey the overwhelming hazy heat at the end of a summer's day. Desperate to find relief, horses bathe in the river by the still moored boats, their sails useless without a breeze, while a group of young women have sought refuge by bathing in the harbour. Two already in the water are depicted as classical nude nymphs, but nineteenth-century modesty has halted one of the others, her cheeks blushing in the realisation that there is an audience on the bank. If the castle's outline did not make the Welsh location immediately evident, the costumes of the children on the right and the coracle beside them left no room for doubt.

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    Artist: Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775-1851)

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