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Pont-y-Pridd Rocking Stone

Rocking Stone

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Pont-y-Pridd Rocking Stone (Rocking Stone) by Rhiannon From the Google Books image linked to below. You can't help thinking that the person who did the etching hadn't been there and was trying in vain to decipher someone else's drawing.
Rhiannon Image Credit: The Saturday Magazine, Jan. 17th 1835
Posted by Rhiannon
29th June 2012ce
Edited 29th June 2012ce
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Comments (3)

I'm currently reading a book about the Lake District mountain called Great Gable. It's a history of the place since it first evolved millions of years ago as a volcano in the tropics.
That's a bit irrelevant, but I thought you might be interested. My point is that the author, Dr. Malcolm Craig, makes a point that drawings and sketches of the area were used by engravers to produce their work. i.e. the drawing came first, and the engraving was made from that. I can see the point when I look at engravings that are so much like the places I know.
Keep up your posts. I can't for the life of me understand how you manage to keep digging up such interesting stuff. Brilliant.
All the best,
The Eternal Posted by The Eternal
30th June 2012ce
Your book sounds grand TE. I rather wonder if a reason why it is good for you looking at / thinking about all these old monuments is because it gives you a quite different and remote perspective to view the world from. But that's chicken feed compared to trying to imagine a lake district mountain spewing lava in a different part of the globe, that definitely takes some leap. Good for the brain though innit. Sounds interesting.

I've done a bit of printmaking before so should have thought about the etching properly (being a bit impatient and a bit cackhanded, etching was always a bit fiddly for me). I guess it probably went a step further than any confusion / artistic elaboration of just sketch to plate - then you'd probably get people copying the plates out of other publications to pop in their own.

You are too kind about the digging. I have been out of sorts with boring stress at work and it's totally put me off finding and contributing stuff here for some time. Your remark does encourage me to get back into it. After all I'll hardly be missing the glorious sunshine outside :)
all the best also, Rh.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
30th June 2012ce
Rhiannon, you have been missed. thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
1st July 2012ce
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