Twickenham

Peter De Wint, 1818 possibly

WAG 1009

About this object

Though it looks like an effortless open-air sketch this broadly-painted watercolour was probably made in the studio. It may be associated with the drawings De Wint supplied to W.B.Cooke 1778 - 1855) for his book 'Views on the Thames', published in 1822. The art historian Tim Wilcox dates the watercolour later to the early 1840s.

Object specifics

  • Other title(s)
    Thames near Twickenham; Near Twickenham
  • Artist(s)
    Peter De Wint (British, born:21 January 1784, died:30 June 1849)
  • Date
    1818 possibly
  • Materials
    Watercolour; Paper
  • Measurements
    paper: 30 x 46.9 cms.
  • Physical description
    The River Thames with Twickenham Parish Church and Riverside House behind trees on the horizon. Three vessels are central in the water. Five horses are sketched loosely on the left and watering cattle are near a clump of beech trees on the right.
  • Related people
    Christie's London (Previous owner); Peter De Wint (Artist/maker); Spink and Son (Previous owner)
  • Other number(s)
    WAG Inventory Number: 1009
  • Credit line
    Purchased by the Walker Art Gallery in 1938
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Collection
    From the Walker Art Gallery collections

Explore related

Publications

  • Early English Drawings and Watercolours in the Walker Art Gallery

    Edward Morris & Timothy Stevens

    Author: Edward Morris & Timothy Stevens
    Publisher: Liverpool Letterpress Limited, Member of the Steel House Press
    Date: 1968
    Description: Catalogue of Early English Drawings and Watercolours in the Walker Art Gallery collection

Ownership

Previous owners

  • Spink and Son

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1938
    Disposal method: Purchased by the Walker Art Gallery
  • Christie's London

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1850
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded

Inscriptions

Item inscriptions

  • Inscription text: P De Wint Sketches from Nature No. 4 near Twickenham
    Inscription method: ink
    Inscription note: backing board removed by British Museum, 1959.
    Inscription location: Backing
  • Inscription text: original sketch
    Inscription method: pencil
    Inscription note: backing board removed by Britidsh Museum, 1959
    Inscription location: Back; Lower left
Object view = Fine Art
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