Peter De WintChildren at Lunch by a Corn Stook c.1810

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Artist
Peter De Wint (1784‑1849)
Title
Children at Lunch by a Corn Stook
Date c.1810
MediumOil paint on board on wood
Dimensionsunconfirmed: 130 x 349 mm frame: 219 x 434 x 50 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1996
Reference
T07099
Not on display

Summary

Although De Wint is best known as a watercolour artist, he launched his career as a painter in oil and produced an important body of work in this medium, ranging from plein air sketches to finished subjects. This small harvesting study was made at a time, in the early nineteenth century and the years 1807-15 particularly, when a number of landscape artists were turning to agricultural themes. The wars against France (1793-1802 and 1803-15) did much to stimulate contemporary interest in agriculture, which was seen as a vital part of the war effort. Moreover, it was a time when open fields and commons were rapidly being enclosed, and agriculture became accordingly more efficient… (read more)

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