Bard by John Martin A2 PosterA2 poster 596mm x 400mm, 23x 16 inches.
The painting of The Bard by John Martin, illustrates Thomas Gray's poem of the same title. This describes the story of the destruction of the Welsh bards by Edward I in the 13th century. The last surviving Welsh bard is shown cursing the English troops below, before plunging to his death. The enormous army is dwarfed by the awe-inspiring scale of the mountains. This was a feature of the Sublime landscape style of this period. The castle was based on illustrations of Harlech in Wales, but the landscape was probably based on images of the Alps.
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|Brand||Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums|
|Venue||Laing Art Gallery|
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|Size||50cm x 70cm|