Bard by John Martin Limited Edition 50x70 posterThe Bard by John Martin Limited Edition 50x70 poster. Original painting is held at Laing Art Gallery. TWCMS: C6976. The painting, illustrates Thomas Grays 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|
|Size||50cm x 70cm|
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