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Weirhead Tamar

  • Object:

    Drawing

  • Place of origin:

    Cornwall (made)

  • Date:

    1837 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Lear, Edward, born 1812 - died 1888 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    pencil and chinese white

  • Museum number:

    E.775-1939

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case 94, shelf F, box 38

Physical description

The banks of the Tamar at Weirhead, Cornwall, with two fishermen in the foreground

Place of Origin

Cornwall (made)

Date

1837 (made)

Artist/maker

Lear, Edward, born 1812 - died 1888 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

pencil and chinese white

Dimensions

Height: 6.125 in, Width: 9.5 in

Object history note

E.752 to 788-1939 were drawn during a visit to South Devon and Cornwall in June-July 1837 and were presented by the artist to Captain and Mrs. Hornby and their family. (See pp.17, 73 and 107 of Edward Lear by Angus Davidson, London, 1938.)

Descriptive line

Edward Lear. The banks of the Tamar at Weirhead, Cornwall, with two fishermen in the foreground.
One of 51 assorted drawings made between 1837 and 1847.

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

Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design & Department of Paintings, Accessions 1939, published under the Authority of the Ministry of Education, London, 1950

Materials

Pencil; Kaolinite

Techniques

Drawing

Categories

Drawings; Tourism & Travel

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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