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De Wint evolved a loose, free style of painting but never abandoned his restricted range of colours. He often used a warm range of browns and greens possibly deriving from Thomas Girtin’s later works. He varied this with touches of unmixed red or blue.

Unlike Cox, De Wint did not make the study of climate and atmospherics a priority. His chief concern remained the creation of subtle and beautifully articulated compositions – like this work – based in stretches of open or wooded country, often in Lincolnshire.

September 2004