Hawes Water

Watercolour
1859-65 (painted)
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Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Hawes Water is the most eastern of the famous lakes in Cumbria, England. Henry George Alexander Holiday (1839-1927) is not best known as a landscape painter. However, this scene has the same careful observation of nature and brilliance of light found in the work of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. This group of British artists, active from 1848 to 1853, believed in 'truth to nature'.
Holiday designed stained glass, mosaics and murals for new buildings, such as the town halls of Bradford and Rochdale in Yorkshire, England.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Watercolour
Brief Description
Watercolour depicting Hawes Water and Nadale Forest from Measland by Henry George Alexander Holiday. Great Britain, Britain, ca. 1859.
Physical Description
Landscape depicting Hawes Water and Nadale Forest from Measland.
Dimensions
  • Framed height: 35cm
  • Framed width: 42cm
Style
Object history
Hawes Water is the easternmost of the famous Lakes, in Cumbria in the north of England. Although not primarily known as a landscape painter, Holiday brings the same observation of detail and brilliance of light as the best of the Pre-Raphaelites.
Production
the paper is watermarked 1859
Subjects depicted
Places Depicted
Summary
Hawes Water is the most eastern of the famous lakes in Cumbria, England. Henry George Alexander Holiday (1839-1927) is not best known as a landscape painter. However, this scene has the same careful observation of nature and brilliance of light found in the work of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. This group of British artists, active from 1848 to 1853, believed in 'truth to nature'.

Holiday designed stained glass, mosaics and murals for new buildings, such as the town halls of Bradford and Rochdale in Yorkshire, England.
Bibliographic Reference
Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1927, London: Board of Education, 1928.
Collection
Accession Number
P.48-1927

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record createdDecember 15, 1999
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