Peter De Wint

Landscape with Horses Grazing

Artist
Peter De Wint 1784–1849
Medium
Oil paint on paper on canvas
Dimensions
Support: 381 x 584 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Purchased 1923
Reference
N03823

Not on display

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Although De Wint is best known as a watercolourist, he was trained as an oil painter under John Raphael Smith and used the medium throughout his life. According to family tradition, he would have devoted himself to oil painting had he found any buyers for his work. After De Wint's death his dealer was surprised to find the attic of the artist's house fitted up as a gallery of his unsold oils.

Gallery label, September 2004

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