T03210 HIGHLAND SCENE 1844
Inscribed ‘J. Bateman/' 44’ bottom right
Oil on panel, 7 15/16 × 10 1/32 (20.2 × 25.5)
Presented anonymously in memory of Mrs M. Bernard 1981
Although this freely handled oil sketch does not seem to relate to any finished picture it is typical of Bateman's output of small, loosely handled sporting subjects. The landscape cannot be identified but the subject matter and the technique betray the influence of Sir Edwin Landseer in whose studio Bateman worked briefly during the 1840s.
The Tate Gallery 1980-82: Illustrated Catalogue of Acquisitions, London 1984