John William Inchbold

The Moorland (Dewar-stone, Dartmoor)

1854

Medium
Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions
Support: 356 x 533 mm
frame: 540 x 710 x 75 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Bequeathed by Sir J. Russell Reynolds Bt 1896
Reference
N01477

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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.

Gallery label, September 2004

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