Joshua Cristall

[title not known]

1803–5

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joshua Cristall 1767 or 8–1847
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 119 × 250 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Purchased as part of the Oppé Collection with assistance from the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund 1996
Reference
T09925

Display caption

This drawing may have been prepared as an instruction piece to illustrate three stages in the creation of a drawing. On the left is the initial outline of a tree, in the centre is a partially shaded tree, and on the right is a fully shaded example. The final image shows how the graphite is built up to give a rich textural effect.

Gallery label, August 2004

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