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Watercolour - Broad Street, Oxford, by Moonlight
  • Broad Street, Oxford, by Moonlight
    Malchair, John Baptist, born 1731 - died 1812
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Broad Street, Oxford, by Moonlight

  • Object:

    Watercolour

  • Place of origin:

    Oxford (painted)

  • Date:

    late 18th century (painted)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Malchair, John Baptist, born 1731 - died 1812 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Watercolour over pencil on paper

  • Museum number:

    P.14-1960

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case TOPIC, shelf 3E

This atmospheric watercolour shows a moonlit scene of Broad Street, Oxford, with two shadowy figures on the right-hand side. This atmospheric haziness is characteristic of many of the pictures painted by John Baptist Malchair (1731-1812). He created the effect by putting a grey or pastel watercolour wash over blurred pencil lines.

Malchair only exhibited only one work during his lifetime but was a well- respected drawing master.

Physical description

Watercolour on paper, depicting Broad Street, Oxford, by moonlight

Place of Origin

Oxford (painted)

Date

late 18th century (painted)

Artist/maker

Malchair, John Baptist, born 1731 - died 1812 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Watercolour over pencil on paper

Dimensions

Height: 29.7 cm, Width: 44.6 cm

Descriptive line

Watercolour, 'Broad Street, Oxford', by John Baptist Malchair. Great Britain, late 18th century.

Materials

Watercolour; Paper

Techniques

Painted

Subjects depicted

Moon; Street; Night

Categories

Drawings; Paintings; Images Online; Topographical watercolours

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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