William Alfred Delamotte Waterperry, Oxfordshire 1803

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Artist
Title
Waterperry, Oxfordshire
Date 1803
Medium Oil paint on board
Dimensions Support: 324 x 489 mm
frame: 413 x 578 x 45 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1968
Reference
T01050
Not on display

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This is one of a number of oil sketches Delamotte made from nature during
his tenure as drawing master at the
Royal Military Academy at Great Marlow. Despite being a sketch, it is very
carefully painted.

 

An inscription on the back gives details
of the weather for the two days he spent on the work: on the first it was thundery, by the second it was clearing but
cloudy. Constable was later to make
often extensive meteorological notes
on the backs of his own oil sketches, especially the sky studies he painted
at Hampstead.

September 2004

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