Heneage Finch, Fourth Earl of Aylesford
A Winding Stream between Clumps of Trees date not known

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A Winding Stream between Clumps of Trees
Date Date not known
Medium Ink, watercolour and graphite on paper
Dimensions Support: 208 x 285 mm
Acquisition Purchased as part of the Oppé Collection with assistance from the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund 1996
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Aylesford studied under the well-known drawing master John Baptist Malchair who stressed the importance of drawing with graphite. However, by the 1780s Aylesford was using brown inks extensively; Here they are applied in subtle washes and thin, quickly drawn, scraggly lines. The ink Aylesford has used is a cool, purplish-brown colour, suggesting that he has used sepia.

August 2004

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