Landscape with Cornfield

Manner of Peter De Wint,

WAG 360

About this object

The subject of this work is typical of De Wint but art historians and curators have questioned whether it is really by him as the style seems too weak for him. It now thought that the watercolour was made by an unknown artist working in De Wint's style.

Object specifics

  • Artist(s)
    Manner of Peter De Wint (British, born:1784-01-21, died:1849-06-30)
  • Date
  • Materials
    Watercolour; Paper
  • Measurements
    paper 32.5 x 63.2 cms.
  • Physical description
    A wide composition covering about half of the paper, with haymaking on the right-hand side, a rocky pool in the left foreground and a panoramic landscape rising above some cottages on the left. It is shown in light and shade under a bright but cloud-filled sky. The cornfield slants down beyond the middle of the composition which is marked by the tallest tree in a bordering copse. Lines of haystacks are interspersed with three groups of haymakers, one with a haycart. They are tiny but stand in relief against the far horizon. A mother and child, partly in shadow, move towards the pool in the foreground.
  • Related people
    Peter De Wint (Artist/maker) ; Lady Richmond (Previous owner)
  • Other number(s)
    WAG Inventory Number: 360
  • Credit line
    Presented to the Walker Art Gallery by Lady Richmond in memory of William Gair Rathbone in 1953.
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Collection
    From the Walker Art Gallery collections

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    Author: Edward Morris & Timothy Stevens
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    Date: 1968
    Description: Catalogue of Early English Drawings and Watercolours in the Walker Art Gallery collection


Previous owners

  • Lady Richmond

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1953
    Disposal method: Presented to the Walker Art Gallery


Item inscriptions

  • Inscription text: 176 / Aa
    Inscription method: Ink
    Inscription note:
    Inscription location: Back
Object view = Fine Art
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