Peter De Wint
Study of Burdock and other Plants c.1806–12

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Peter De Wint 1784–1849
Study of Burdock and other Plants
Date c.1806–12
Medium Oil paint on board
Dimensions Support: 262 x 335 mm
frame: 362 x 432 x 55 mm
Acquisition Purchased 1983
Not on display

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De Wint's early interest in open-air painting was fostered by the portrait painter and engraver John Raphael Smith, who took him on sketching expeditions
by the river Thames. However, it would also have been nurtured by his friendship with the watercolourist John Varley, who was De Wint's London neighbour early
in the century.


This sketch belongs to a small group
of oil studies of grasses and weeds
which De Wint made early in his career, the result of a campaign of painting
from nature.

September 2004

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