River Scene with Cattle

Manner of Peter De Wint, 1818 after

WAG 611

About this object

A waterrmark on the paper this watercolour is painted on identifies it as being made by the paper maker Thomas Creswick (around 1774 - 1840) in 1818. De Wint is known to have used Creswick's paper but it is unlikely this watercolour is by him. It is probably by an unknown artist working in the same style as De Wint.

Object specifics

  • Artist(s)
    Manner of Peter De Wint (British, born:1784-01-21, died:1849-06-30)
  • Date
    1818 after
  • Materials
    Watercolour; Paper
  • Measurements
    paper: 30.5 cm x 43.4 cm
  • Physical description
    A river in a mountainous landscape with clouds, possibly in North Wales, curves from left to right across the front of the composition. Three cows stand by rocks at the bottom left, while a solitary figure with a red hat stands left centre front, looking towards the copse which dominates the scene. To the right of the trees are three more cows. A field with haystacks in is visible behind and above the trees on the left. The mountains are half hidden by mist. The trees are painted in a mechanical manner. The river has been created with a series of long straight scratches into the paint that reveal the white of the paper support.
  • Related people
    Peter De Wint (Artist/maker) ; A B Williamson (Previous owner)
  • Other number(s)
    WAG Inventory Number: 611
  • Credit line
    Bequeathed to the Walker Art Gallery by Mrs A B Williamson through the Art Fund in 1957
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Collection
    From the Walker Art Gallery collections

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Previous owners

  • A B Williamson

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1957
    Disposal method: Bequeathed by Mrs A B Williamson through The Art Fund in 1957


Item inscriptions

  • Inscription text: Creswick 1818
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Object view = Fine Art
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