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A Picnic at Hanwell

Oil Painting
1841 (painted)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Sketch of a group of figures having a picnic on a low hill. On the left are two women in orange dresses, one of whom holds a parasol. To the right are four male figures seated and reclining on the hill, one of them looks out to the viewer. In the background are a cluster of trees, and in the distance are fields and a windmill on the horizon.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Oil on cardboard
Brief Description
Oil painting by William Bell Scott of a picnic at Hanwell, 1841.
Physical Description
Sketch of a group of figures having a picnic on a low hill. On the left are two women in orange dresses, one of whom holds a parasol. To the right are four male figures seated and reclining on the hill, one of them looks out to the viewer. In the background are a cluster of trees, and in the distance are fields and a windmill on the horizon.
Dimensions
  • Estimate height: 22.8cm
  • Estimate width: 30.5cm
Dimensions taken from Catalogue of British Oil Paintings 1820-1860, Ronald Parkinson, Victoria and Albert Museum, London: HMSO, 1990
Styles
Marks and Inscriptions
  • 'Hanwell Sepr. 1841' (Inscribed by the artist, lower right)
  • 'John Bell Scott and wife, William Bell Scott and wife. Dr. George Napoleon Epps and wife Charlotte Epps. Sep. 1841. J. B. S. poet and W. B. Scott painter. Painted by the poet's brother' (Labelled on the back)
Credit line
Given by Miss Sylvia Gosse
Subjects depicted
Bibliographic References
  • Catalogue of British Oil Paintings 1820-1860, Ronald Parkinson, Victoria and Albert Museum, London: HMSO, 1990, p. 256
  • Catalogue of an exhibition of paintings, drawings and sculpture from the private collections of artists, London : Ernest Brown & Phillips, 1963no.81
Collection
Accession Number
P.34-1963

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record createdApril 10, 2007
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