William Trost Richards
Richards, a Philadelphia artist, first visited Tintagel on the Cornish coast in 1878. He recorded his impressions in a notebook which he subsequently drew upon in preparing a number of oil paintings and large gouaches.
Although the ruins visible on the cliffs date from the 13th century A.D., there is evidence of a sixth century substructure which lends credence to the legend that King Arthur was born on this site.
(Released under the GNU Free Documentation License)
Inscription: [Signature and date] Lower left: Wm. T. Richards 1879
Medium: gouache over pencil on paper.
Credit line: Gift in memory of Dr. Theodore L. Low, Director of Education from 1946 to 1980, by Josiah O. Low, Jr., Mary Low Fitch and Dorothy Low Newton in memory of their brother,1989.
For full details please visit the collection website.
Spotted an error? Let us know: enq[email protected]colourworld.org
Do you know more about this painting and the story behind it? Please share your thoughts below.