View this artwork by appointment, at Tate Britain's Prints and Drawings Rooms
Cozens has loosely sketched this scene with a soft pencil before adding the grey washes. Fine pen and brown ink lines have been drawn over the wash to define the distant hills using short dashes and rounded strokes, which contrast with the broad parallel line work used in central and foreground areas. Cozens has chased his pen and brown ink lines with a dilute brown ink wash, notably through the left section which has caused the denser pen lines to 'bleed' in areas.
Gallery label, August 2004