Holt Bridge on the River Dee

Holt Bridge joins Holt in Denbighshire to Farndon in Cheshire. The tower of St Chad's in Farndon is on the right and the outskirts of Holt on the extreme left, but this is not a topographically accurate view. Instead, it is strongly influenced by Claude's paintings of the Roman Campagna.

Probably exhibited at the Society of Artists in 1762.

Key facts

Artist dates
1713/14 - 1782
Full title
Holt Bridge on the River Dee
Date made
before 1762
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
148.5 x 193 cm
Acquisition credit
Bought, 1953
Inventory number
Location in Gallery