Lt-Col George Francis White

View near Jubberah in the Himalayas

1829

View this artwork by appointment, at Tate Britain's Prints and Drawings Rooms

Artist
Lt-Col George Francis White 1808–1898
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 252 x 365 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Purchased 1991
Reference
T06477

Display caption

This is one of three drawings recently acquired by the Tate Gallery which were made by Lt.-Col. George Francis White of the thirteenth regiment of foot when stationed in India between 1825 and 1846. White was an enthusiastic and accomplished amateur artist, and some of his drawings were worked up into finished watercolours by professional artists for publication in engraved form. This view near Jubberah, for example, served as the starting point for a watercolour by Turner (no.56) which was used as an illustration to White's 'Views in India, Chiefly among the Himalaya Mountains' (1836-7).

Gallery label, August 2004

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