The Oak Tree

Edward Dayes,

WAG 8164

About this object

Dayes was primarily a topographical watercolour painter though he experimented with other subjects, including History painting, and other mediums too. He followed closely the prinicipals of the Royal Academy of Arts, London and it's traditional standards at a time when young artists like J M W Turner (1775 - 1851) were developing new watercolour techniques and challenging the pre-dominance of History painting in Britain.

Object specifics

  • Artist(s)
    Edward Dayes (British: English, born:6 Aug 1763, died:May 1804)
  • Date
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Materials
    Watercolour; paper
  • Measurements
    image: 29 cm x 23 cm
  • Physical description
    View of a large solitary oak tree with hills in the distance and a lake on the left.
  • Related people
    Cecil Francis Joseph Beausire (Previous owner); Edward Dayes (Artist/maker); Fine Art Society (Previous owner)
  • Other number(s)
    WAG Inventory Number: 8164
  • Credit line
    Bequeathed to the Walker Art Gallery by C F J Beausire in 1972
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Collection
    From the Walker Art Gallery collections

Explore related

Publications

  • English Watercolours in the Collection of C F J Beausire

    Edward Morris

    Author: Edward Morris
    Publisher: Walker Art Gallery, Printed by Elliot Bros. & Yeoman Ltd.
    Date: 1970
    Description:

Ownership

Previous owners

  • Cecil Francis Joseph Beausire

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1972
    Disposal method: Bequeathed to the Walker Art Gallery in 1972
  • Fine Art Society

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

Inscriptions

Item inscriptions

  • Inscription text: Fine Art Society, 105, April 1961
    Inscription method: Label
    Inscription note:
    Inscription location: Back
  • Inscription text: 6983
    Inscription method: Label
    Inscription note:
    Inscription location: On Backboard
Object view = Fine Art
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