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Watercolour - Dovedale


  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Dovedale (made)

  • Date:

    about 1795-1803 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Dayes, Edward, born 1763 - died 1804 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    pencil and blue wash on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the Science Museum

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case WD, shelf 90

Physical description

A landscape view of Dovedale, looking up the valley, with the River Dove in the foreground and steep limestone cliffs in the background, in pencil and blue wash

Place of Origin

Dovedale (made)


about 1795-1803 (made)


Dayes, Edward, born 1763 - died 1804 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

pencil and blue wash on paper

Marks and inscriptions

picture title; Front, centre margin; handwriting; pencil

bottom right; pencil


Height: 24.2 cm, Width: 28.2 cm

Object history note

This watercolour with E.230-1999 was part of lot 276 in the Dudley Snelgrove Collection sale at Sotheby's New Bond Street 19th November 1992. The lot went to the Science Museum for £380 hammer. They wanted a watercolour of lime kilns by de Loutherbourg in the same lot. (Their inventory no. now inv.1992-1066) They did not want the Dayes drawings so they transferred them to the V&A.

Descriptive line

Watercolour, landscape view of Dovedale, attributed to Edward Dayes

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

The Works of the late Edward Dayes containing An Excursion through the principal parts of Derbyshire and Yorkshire, with illustrative notes by E. W. Brayley; Essays on painting; Instructions for drawing and coloring landscapes; and Professional sketches of modern artists. [Edited by Edward W. Brayley. With plates, including a portrait.] Title . pp. 359. Mrs. Dayes: London, 1805. 4o.London. Reprint with new introduction Cornmarket Press, 1971.

Labels and date

Given by the Science Museum []

Production Note

Dovedale, Derbyshire


Paper; Pencil; Blue wash





Production Type



Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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