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From Renton, near Dumbarton, with the pillar to Smollett

  • Object:

    Watercolour

  • Place of origin:

    Scotland (probably, painted)

  • Date:

    1803 (painted)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Hayward, John Samuel, born 1778 - died 1822 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Watercolour

  • Museum number:

    P.72-1984

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case WD, shelf 66, box A(1)

Physical description

Watercolour entitled 'From Renton, near Dumbarton, with the pillar to Smollett'. Signed, dated and inscribed with title by the artist.

Place of Origin

Scotland (probably, painted)

Date

1803 (painted)

Artist/maker

Hayward, John Samuel, born 1778 - died 1822 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Watercolour

Marks and inscriptions

J. S. Hayward
Signed

7 June, 1803
Dated on the reverse with title

Dimensions

Height: 29.8 cm, Width: 43.4 cm

Object history note

Tobias Smollett (1721-1771) was a Scottish satirical novelist, best known for his picaresque novels The Adventures of Roderick Random (1748), The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle (1751) and his epistolary novel The Expedition of Humphry Clinker (1771). He was from Dumbarton but died in Italy where there is a decorated tomb in the Old English Cemetery of Livorno which commemorates him.

Descriptive line

Watercolour entitled 'From Renton, near Dumbarton, with the pillar to Smollett' by John Samuel Hayward. Great Britain, 1803.

Materials

Watercolour

Techniques

Watercolour painting

Subjects depicted

Landscapes; Tombs

Categories

Paintings; Landscapes; Scotland

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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