Philip Wilson Steer Yorkshire Moorland 1906

Artwork details

Philip Wilson Steer 1860–1942
Yorkshire Moorland
Date 1906
Medium Watercolour and gouache on paper
Dimensions Support: 254 x 375 mm
Acquisition Presented by Viscount Bearsted through the Art Fund 1923
Not on display

Catalogue entry


Inscr. ‘P. W. Steer 1906’ b.r.
Water-and body-colour on paper, 11 1/16×15 (28×38·25); painted area, 10×14 3/4 (25·5×37·5).
Presented by Viscount Bearsted through the National Art-Collections Fund 1918.
Coll: Mr and Mrs G. R. Halkett, sold Christie's (Red Cross Sale), 13 April 1918 (877), as ‘Yorkshire Moorland’, bt. Sir Marcus Samuel (Viscount Bearsted).
Exh: Tate Gallery, April–July 1929 (188).
Lit: MacColl, 1945, p.225.
Repr: V. & A., Twentieth Century British Water-Colours, 1958, pl.6.

Although known as ‘Yorkshire Moorland’, the date 1906 does not fit with any of the Yorkshire excursions recorded by MacColl in his Chronological List of Places at which Steer painted (op. cit., p.186), although in his catalogue of oil paintings he dates two views of Richmond, Yorkshire, to 1906. The Yorkshire visits were made in 1903 and 1904. The title passed unchallenged by MacColl, who lists it as above.

Published in:
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, II

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