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Newark Castle (Newark-on-Trent), Nottinghamshire, illustration to 'Antiquities of Great Britain'; the ruined castle on the banks of the Trent, which flows into the foreground, two haystacks under the castle wall, and two boats on the river. 1777
Watercolour and grey wash, over graphite
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Height: 203 millimetres
Width: 253 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- There is another, larger version of this subject by Hearne in the Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester (D/10/1894). According to Milner, however, the BM version is probably earlier and was the model for the engraving in 'Antiquities of Great Britain', Volume II, plate iii, drawn in 1777, published 14th May 1796 (see Barbara Milner, 'Thomas Hearne, 1744-1817: A catalogue of his watercolours and drawings in the British Museum', unpublished typescript (MA report for Courtauld Institute), 1983, no.11).
A copy by Girtin was in the collection of G.D.Harvey-Samuel. See Girtin and Loshak, p.149, cat. 111.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1985 Aug-Sept, Bolton AG, 'Thomas Hearne', no. 27
1985, BM, British Landscape Watercolours, no.45
2001 Oct-Dec, Nottingham, Djanogly Art Gallery, 'Trentside'
2017 26 May-2 Sep, Southampton, Southampton City Art Gallery, Capture the Castle
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Associated Title: Antiquities of Great Britain
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