Andrew Wilson Composition: A Town by a Lake with Trees date not known

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Artist
Andrew Wilson 1780–1848
Title
Composition: A Town by a Lake with Trees
Date Date not known
Medium Graphite on paper
Dimensions Support: 213 x 287 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased as part of the Oppé Collection with assistance from the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund 1996
Reference
T08601
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This is a fine example of the use of graphite for a finished drawing. The lines are generally quite fine but vary in depth of tone, producing subtle contrasts of light and dark areas. Wilson must have constantly sharpened his pencil to maintain such a technique. The shading consists of close parallel lines, some of which have been smudged with a finger or stump.

August 2004

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