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Distant view of the Clee Hills
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Distant view of the Clee Hills

Circa 1844

Peter De Wint (1784 - 1849)

Watercolour on paper

Width: 50.4 cm; Height: 33.7 cm;

Inscription, watermark, CRESWICK
Graphite, verso of mount, Distant view of the Clee Hills-Shropshirerom-fmro Oakly Park, near Ludlow.

Acquisition (source, method, date)
Spooner, William (Mr and Mrs); bequest; 1967

About this work
This highly worked watercolour may have been exhibited at the Society of Painters in Watercolours in 1844. Its complex construction indicates that it was created entirely in the studio. Rather than the usual panoramic view and flat foreground commonly seen in his work, De Wint has framed the distant Clee Hills with wooded banks. Bare, windswept trees and long dark shadows give the impression of impending winter. (Permanent collection label)

Copyright: © The Samuel Courtauld Trust, The Courtauld Gallery, London

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