Peter De Wint

Roman Canal, Lincolnshire

c.1840

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Peter De Wint 1784–1849
Medium
Watercolour on paper
Dimensions
Support: 238 x 549 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Bequeathed by John Henderson 1879
Reference
N03480

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De Wint evolved a loose, free style of painting but never abandoned his restricted range of colours. He often used a warm range of browns and greens possibly deriving from Thomas Girtin’s later works. He varied this with touches of unmixed red or blue.

Unlike Cox, De Wint did not make the study of climate and atmospherics a priority. His chief concern remained the creation of subtle and beautifully articulated compositions – like this work – based in stretches of open or wooded country, often in Lincolnshire.

Gallery label, September 2004

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