Caernarfon Castle - J.M.W Turner 2

Caernarfon Castle: J. M. W. Turner

Caernarfon Castle is an 1800s painting by the English Romantic painter, printmaker and watercolorist J. M. W. Turner. This work is located in the São Paulo Museum of Art in São Paulo, Brazil.

Caernarfon Castle, located in Gwynedd, Wales, is a medieval fortress of significant historical and architectural importance. Commissioned by King Edward I in 1283 as part of his campaign to conquer Wales, the castle stands as an imposing symbol of English dominance and authority.

Strategically positioned at the mouth of the River Seiont and the Menai Strait, Caernarfon was designed both as a military stronghold and a royal residence. Its distinctive polygonal towers and curtain walls showcase the medieval military architecture characteristic of Edward I’s castles.

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