Alexander CozensPlate 16 c.1785

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Artwork details

MediumAquatint on paper
Dimensionsimage: 240 x 313 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1980
Reference
T03184
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Catalogue entry

T03184 [from] PLATES 1–16 FOR 'A NEW METHOD OF ASSISTING THE INVENTION IN DRAWING ORIGINAL COMPOSITIONS OF LANDSCAPE’ c.1785. [T03169T03184]

Purchased from Christopher Mendez (Grant-in-Aid) 1980
Aquatints, average size (i) of plates, 9 7/16 × 12 1/8 (24 × 31.8), (ii) of paper, 10 1/2 × 14 1/2 (26.6 × 36.2); individual sizes given below. The plates are numbered (1–16) in the top left or right corner, but not lettered. The sixteen plates correspond to Cozens's ‘Descriptions of the various kinds of composition of Landscape’ in A New Method of Assisting the Invention of Drawing Original Compositions of Landscape, pp.31–3

T03184
Plate 16 '16. An extensive country, with no predominant part or object. The horizon above the bottom of the view… (read more)

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