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Landscape with Waggon

Oil Painting
ca. 1807-1849 (painted)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Peter De Wint (1784-1849) abandoned plans for a medical career after receiving drawing lessons from a local Staffordshire landscape painter. In 1802 he entered a seven year apprenticeship with the portraitist and engraver John Raphael Smith but only actually served four of these years. De Wint's interests lay in landscape painting and the condition of his early release from the apprenticeship of Smith was that he did 18 landscapes in oil for him. While he exhibited landscapes in oil at both the Royal Academy (13 between 1807 and 1828) and the British Institution (11 between1808 and 1824) he worked mainly in water colour, exhibiting 417 works at the Old Watercolour Society between 1808 and 1849.

The view depicted in this painting has never been identified, nor is the work identifiable with the title of any painting exhibited in the artist's lifetime. It is one of 8 oil paintings by De Wint in the V&A's collection and was bequeathed by the artist's granddaughter, Miss Harriet Helen Tatlock, in 1921.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Oil on canvas
Brief Description
Oil painting on canvas entitled 'Landscape and Waggon' by Peter De Wint. Great Britain, ca. 1807-1849.

Physical Description
Painting of a landscape with dirt track beginning bottom right of the canvas moving to the left and disappearing with a decline in the landscape. Just before it disappears from view a waggon is visible on the track. Trees in mid-ground and dead tree trunk lying horizontal in the centre foreground.
Dimensions
  • Estimate height: 106.2cm
  • Estimate width: 163.4cm
  • Frame height: 134cm
  • Frame width: 190cm
Dimensions taken from Catalogue of British Oil Paintings 1820-1860, Ronald Parkinson, Victoria and Albert Museum, London: HMSO, 1990
Style
Credit line
Bequeathed by Miss H. H. Tatlock
Object history
Bequeathed by Miss Harriet Helen Tatlock, 1921
Subjects depicted
Summary
Peter De Wint (1784-1849) abandoned plans for a medical career after receiving drawing lessons from a local Staffordshire landscape painter. In 1802 he entered a seven year apprenticeship with the portraitist and engraver John Raphael Smith but only actually served four of these years. De Wint's interests lay in landscape painting and the condition of his early release from the apprenticeship of Smith was that he did 18 landscapes in oil for him. While he exhibited landscapes in oil at both the Royal Academy (13 between 1807 and 1828) and the British Institution (11 between1808 and 1824) he worked mainly in water colour, exhibiting 417 works at the Old Watercolour Society between 1808 and 1849.



The view depicted in this painting has never been identified, nor is the work identifiable with the title of any painting exhibited in the artist's lifetime. It is one of 8 oil paintings by De Wint in the V&A's collection and was bequeathed by the artist's granddaughter, Miss Harriet Helen Tatlock, in 1921.
Bibliographic Reference
Parkinson, R., Victoria and Albert Museum, Catalogue of British Oil Paintings 1820-1860, London: HMSO, 1990, p. 70
Collection
Accession Number
P.56-1921

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record createdMarch 28, 2006
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