Houses in a Landscape

WAG 6251


Inchbold painted oil landscapes in a brilliantly sparkling Pre-Raphaelite style in the 1850s and 60s, and was for a time under the direct influence of John Ruskin. Inchbold's output was uneven and his career was chequered. Later in life he retired to Montreux on Lake Geneva where he painted some of his finest watercolours. Like this one, they combine luminous colour and atmospheric precision with a fluid watercolour technique.