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A cottage interior: watching the pot boil

  • Object:

    Watercolour

  • Place of origin:

    Scotland (painted)

  • Date:

    1831-1832 (painted)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Lewis, John Frederick RA POWCS, born 1804 - died 1876 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pencil and watercolour

  • Museum number:

    P.103-1920

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case WD, shelf 39

Lewis, inspired by the work of the Scottish painter David Wilkie, toured Scotland with his friends, the artists George Cattermole and William Evans, from about the end of 1830 until 1832. There he painted a series of picturesque watercolours of the interiors of cottages. There was a fashion for views of the quaint interiors of such dwellings, and Lewis sold several examples.

Physical description

Watercolour sketch of a cottage interior

Place of Origin

Scotland (painted)

Date

1831-1832 (painted)

Artist/maker

Lewis, John Frederick RA POWCS, born 1804 - died 1876 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Pencil and watercolour

Dimensions

Height: 32.1 cm, Width: 25.2 cm

Object history note

Purchased 1920

Descriptive line

Watercolour entitled 'A cottage interior: watching the pot boil' by John Frederick Lewis. Great Britain, 1831-1832.

Labels and date

John Frederick Lewis 1804/5-1876
A Cottage Interior: Watching the Poet Boil
1831-2

In 1831-2 Lewis, inspired by the work of the Scottish painter David Wilkie, toured Scotland with a couple of friends. He painted a series of picturesque watercolours showing the interiors of cottages. There was a fashion for these views and Lewis sold several paintings.

Pencil and watercolour

Purchased 1920
Museum no. P.103-1920 []

Materials

Pencil; Water-colour

Techniques

Painting; Drawing

Subjects depicted

Subject; Cottages; Interiors; Kettle

Categories

Paintings; Drawings; Scotland

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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