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Drawing - The River Teme at Downton, Herefordshire
  • The River Teme at Downton, Herefordshire
    Hearne, born 1744 - died 1817
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The River Teme at Downton, Herefordshire

  • Object:

    Drawing

  • Place of origin:

    England, Great Britain (drawn)

  • Date:

    1785-1786 (drawn)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Hearne, born 1744 - died 1817 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Indian ink and sepia

  • Credit Line:

    Given by William Smith

  • Museum number:

    2933-1876

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case WD, shelf 152

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This watercolour is an example of the ‘picturesque’, an aesthetic concept that evolved in late 18th century Britain. The ‘picturesque’ landscape was rough, varied and irregular. This work is typical of the style, with its river, rocks, winding path and rustic bridge supported by tree trunks.

The writer and collector Richard Payne Knight (1750-1824) employed Thomas Hearne (1744-1817) to draw several views of the grounds of his country house, Downton Castle. Knight was an enthusiast of the ‘picturesque’ style of painting and landscape gardening.

Physical description

Indian ink and sepia drawing depicting a view of a wooded glen at Downton, Herefordshire, formerly the seat of Richard Payne Knight (1750-1824). Signed.

Place of Origin

England, Great Britain (drawn)

Date

1785-1786 (drawn)

Artist/maker

Hearne, born 1744 - died 1817 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Indian ink and sepia

Dimensions

Height: 32 cm, Width: 35 cm

Descriptive line

Indian ink and sepia drawing entitled 'The river Teme at Downton, Herefordshire' by Thomas Hearne. Great Britain, ca. 1785-1786.

Materials

Sepia

Techniques

Drawing

Subjects depicted

Landscape; Herefordshire; Picturesque, the

Categories

Drawings; Paintings

Collection code

PDP

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