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Crickhowell and district
in Victorian times
  An early engraving of Crickhowell  

This view of Crickhowell from the south-east is an engraving on steel of a painting by Henry Gastineau.
He was an artist who drew and painted many views of the Welsh landscape before and during the early years of the Victorian age.

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Engraving of Crickhowell

Henry Gastineau was almost thought of as the 'official artist' of Wales after publishing two volumes called 'Wales Illustrated', the first being sold in 1832.
This view is looking to the north-west up the valley of the River Usk, towards the hills of the Brecon Beacons.
The spire on the right belongs to the 14th century parish church of St Edmunds.

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Many early engravings like this one were coloured by hand with special inks after being printed.
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