Francis DanbyChildren by a Brook c.1822

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Artist
Francis Danby (1793‑1861)
Title
Children by a Brook
Date c.1822
MediumOil paint on canvas
Dimensionssupport: 345 x 460 mm frame: 509 x 626 x 67 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1983
Reference
T03667

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This is one of several small poetic landscapes with figures that Danby painted during his early years in Bristol. The scene is probably imaginary but inspired by the landscape of the Frome valley at Stapleton. Such works were painted for local collectors, unlike the more spectacular pictures Danby sent up for exhibition in London, where he moved in 1824.

August 2004

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