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A Series of sketches on the spot made by J. Downman when he took a Tour of the Lakes in Westmoreland and Cummerland [sic] 1812

  • Object:

    Drawing

  • Place of origin:

    England (drawn)

  • Date:

    1812 (drawn)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Downman, John, born 1750 - died 1824 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Wash on tinted paper, in a volume half bound in brown calf

  • Museum number:

    E.864-1928

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case 94, shelf D, box 3

Physical description

A drawing from 'A Series of sketches on the spot made by J. Downman when he took a Tour of the Lakes in Westmoreland and Cummerland [sic] 1812'. The drawing is in wash on tinted paper, in a volume half bound in brown calf, and depicts a storm on Keswick Lake looking over the Hermitage Island into the entrance of the Vale of Newlands.

Place of Origin

England (drawn)

Date

1812 (drawn)

Artist/maker

Downman, John, born 1750 - died 1824 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Wash on tinted paper, in a volume half bound in brown calf

Dimensions

Height: 13.375 in volume, Width: 11 in volume, Height: 7.3125 in sheet, Width: 9 in sheet

Object history note

This volume of sketches was given by the artist to his friend, John Parry, of Wrexham (see letter accompanying sketches), and passed, by successive stages, to Miss Edgeworth (not Edgecumbe, as stated in a letter from Dr. G. C. Williamson in The Times Literary Supplement , May 8, 1919), from whom they were obtained by Mr. F. Wellesley, whose collection was sold at Sotheby's in June 1920, when the drawings formed Lot 239. Purchased from the sale of Messers Hodgson and Co, Lot 856, June 6 1928.

Descriptive line

Drawing by John Downman, 'A storm on Keswick Lake looking over the Hermitage Island into the entrance of the Vale of Newlands,' from 'A Series of sketches on the spot made by J. Downman when he took a Tour of the Lakes in Westmoreland and Cummerland [sic] 1812', a volume of 33 drawings half bound in brown calf, wash on tinted paper, England, 1812

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

Victoria & Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1928. London: HMSO, 1929

Materials

Tinted paper; Wash

Techniques

Drawing

Subjects depicted

Storm; Lake; Island

Categories

Drawings; Topography; Landscapes

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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