Henry Edridge

Rouen

1819

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

View by appointment
Artist
Henry Edridge 1768–1821
Medium
Graphite and chalk on paper
Dimensions
Support: 434 × 281 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Purchased as part of the Oppé Collection with assistance from the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund 1996
Reference
T08881

Display caption

This lively street scene was drawn in August 1819, while Edridge was touring northern France. Though he was a successful portraitist, his impressively detailed pencil drawings of landscapes and architectural subjects are also noteworthy. The rapid, expressive linework of the drawing reflects the influence of physician, collector and amateur draughtsman Dr Thomas Monro. Monro set up an unofficial drawing school at Adelphi Terrace in London, where artists including Edridge, William Turner and Thomas Girtin, could study landscape.

Gallery label, October 2019

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