Andrew Wilson

Composition: A Town by a Lake with Trees

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In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Andrew Wilson 1780–1848
Graphite on paper
Support: 213 × 287 mm
Purchased as part of the Oppé Collection with assistance from the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund 1996

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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.

Gallery label, August 2004

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