Snowdon was probably the scene most often painted by Varley. He made two sketching trips to Wales in 1799 and 1802. This watercolour was probably made later from sketches he made on these trips.

This watercolour was presented to the Walker, along with several others, by James Smith of Blundellsands. He hoped his gift would encourage the Walker to collect more examples of early British watercolours.


  • Title: Snowdon
  • Creator: John Varley
  • Creator Lifespan: 1778/1842
  • Date Created: probably 1800 - 1810
  • Location Created: Kent
  • Physical Dimensions: 17.7 cm x 27 cm
  • Rights: Presented to the Walker Art Gallery by James Smith in 1896
  • Medium: Watercolour; Paper

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