John William InchboldThe Moorland (Dewar-stone, Dartmoor) 1854

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Artist
John William Inchbold (1830‑1888)
Title
The Moorland (Dewar-stone, Dartmoor)
Date 1854
MediumOil paint on canvas
Dimensionssupport: 356 x 533 mm frame: 540 x 710 x 75 mm
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Tate
Acquisition Bequeathed by Sir J. Russell Reynolds Bt 1896
Reference
N01477
Not on display

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Inchbold, who was born in Leeds, came under the influence of the Pre-Raphaelites in the early 1850s. He established himself as one of the leading landscapists of the movement but by the end of the decade had adopted a broader, more atmospheric approach. Inchbold exhibited a watercolour of the Dewar Stone in 1850, with the subtitle 'the favourite haunt of the poet Carrington', a reference to the Devonshire poet Noel Thomas Carrington. In 1855, making a grander poetical allusion, he exhibited an oil painting titled ''The Moorland' - Tennyson'. It is not known whether this was the present picture.

September 2004

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