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Watercolour - Cloud study at Highgate
  • Cloud study at Highgate
    Thomas Lindsay, born 1793 - died 1861
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Cloud study at Highgate

  • Object:

    Watercolour

  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    22/10/1836 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Thomas Lindsay, born 1793 - died 1861 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Watercolour

  • Museum number:

    P.17-1954

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case WD, shelf 68, box C

Physical description

Cloud study at Highgate. Inscribed 'at Highgate-22nd Octr. 1836 (See other side)', numbered '21' and inscribed on the back 'A wonderfully splendid Sunset. The warm clouds were of a Copper color (not thus red) & appeared to float, catching the light most brightly on their lower edges, whilst the clouds below them were of a dirty purple, or dark ash color, but much bluer at the top towards the zenith - At Highgate 22nd Octr. 36 The cloud at the horizon a dirty purple, with deep warm tones at top to unite it more in harmony with the paler yellow light above it'.

Place of Origin

London (made)

Date

22/10/1836 (made)

Artist/maker

Thomas Lindsay, born 1793 - died 1861 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Watercolour

Marks and inscriptions

'at Highgate-22nd Octr. 1836 (See other side)'
Inscribed

'21'
Numbered

'A wonderfully splendid Sunset. The warm clouds were of a Copper color (not thus red) & appeared to float, catching the light most brightly on their lower edges, whilst the clouds below them were of a dirty purple, or dark ash color, but much bluer at the top towards the zenith - At Highgate 22nd Octr. 36 The cloud at the horizon a dirty purple, with deep warm tones at top to unite it more in harmony with the paler yellow light above it'
Inscribed on the back

Dimensions

Height: 19.05 cm, Width: 31.43 cm

Descriptive line

Watercolour by Thomas Lindsay depicting a cloud study made at Highgate in London. Great Britain, 1836.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings Accessions 1954 London: HMSO, 1963

Materials

Watercolour

Techniques

Painting

Subjects depicted

Clouds

Categories

Paintings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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