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Ivor Mervyn Pritchard. (Harlech Castel, Wales) Etching, 1927. Framed $495.00

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Fine etching of Harlech Castle in Gwynedd, Wales. Construction on the castle was begun in 1283 by Edward 1 of England, in the 1480s the castle served as a stronghold of Henry Tudor, as such playing an important part in several wars. The castle has two concentric curtain walls,  the inner wall is higher than the outer wall and can  be defended. The architecture of Harlech has close ties to that found in the Kingdom of Savoy in the same period. Considered one of the finest examples of late 13th century and early 14th century military architecture in Europe it is classed as a World Heritage site. Lovely etching by Ivor Mervyn Pritchard (Welsh artist) details two women in the foreground one wearing a traditional Welsh top hat.

Uncolored etching.
Signed in plate, pencil signed lower right and titled lower left
8 x 10.5 sight, 12.5 x 15.5 inches outside frame.
Decoratively framed in carved gold leaf molding.
Excellent condition.