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Grimbald Crag and Plompton Rocks

 

Collection: Painting

Date: 18th century

The two large paintings on the North wall of the room were painted by Thomas Nicholas Dall, a Danish artist working in the 18th century, and depict two local beauty spots.

Plompton Rocks had special significance to the Lascelles family because the man-make lake and surrounding gardens were designed by Edwin Lascelles’ younger brother Daniel. The lake was also extended by a dam built by Harewood architect John Carr of York.

Plompton Rocks is the subject of a number of other works of art within the House, most notably those of J.M.W. Turner. His depictions of Plompton Rocks are some of Turner’s earliest commissioned oil paintings and can be seen in the Main Library on the State Floor of Harewood House.