John Robert Cozens

The Lake of Geneva (?)


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John Robert Cozens 1752–1797
Ink and watercolour on paper
Support: 229 × 359 mm
Presented by the Art Fund (Herbert Powell Bequest) 1967

Catalogue entry

John Robert Cozens 1752–1797

T00985 The Lake of Geneva (?) ?1776

Not inscribed.
Pen and wash, 9 x 14¿ (22.8 x 35.8).
Presented by the National Art-Collections Fund from the Herbert Powell Bequest 1967.
Coll: Presumably Richard Payne Knight and the Hon. Rowland Allanson-Winn;...; Herbert Powell by 1922; entrusted by him to the N.A.-C.F. 1929.
Exh: B.F.A.C., 1922–23 (80); see also under Atkins T00964.
Lit: C F Bell and T Girtin, ‘The Drawings and Sketches of John Robert Cozens’, in Walpole Society, XXIII, 1935, p.28, no.3.

This drawing was probably made on Cozens’ tour of Switzerland in August and September 1776.

Published in The Tate Gallery Report 1967–1968, London 1968.

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