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The tarn of Watendlath, between Derwentwater and Thirlmere; view from hill of lake in distance, with group of buildings on shore and rainbow at r, and of mountains in background, in foreground at left flock of sheep crossing a rocky stream (?) which cuts into the hillside and flows in direction of lake. 1858
Watercolour with scratching out
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Height: 321 millimetres
Width: 491 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- See the curatorial comment for 1958,0712.350.
The following additional text is taken from Lindsay Stainton, 'Nature Into Art', exh. North Carolina and Cleveland, published BM Press, 1991, cat. no. 96, p. 70:
In his choice of subject here, Hunt followed long-established precedent. Like Turner, Cotman and Cox, he painted many views in the north of England and Wales, often including, as in this watercolour of Watendlath Tarn in the Lake Districkt, spectacular effects of light. The bird's-eye viewpoint and the treatment of distance are derived from Turner, while the foreground detail demonstrates his indebtedness to Ruskinian principles.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1972 Modern/Recent Acquisitions
1984, BM, Master Drawings & Watercolours, no. 187
1991 Jan-Mar, Cleveland Mus of Art, British Landscape Watercolours, no.96
1991 Mar-June, NC Mus of Art, British Landscape Watercolours, no.96
1993 Jan-Apr, London, Royal Academy, 'British Watercolours', no. 73
2002/3 Oct-Feb, Hamburg, Hamburger Kunsthalle, 'Artists, Explorers, Travellers: Landscape Painting around 1800'
2004 Sep-Dec, New Haven, Yale Center for British Art, 'Alfred William Hunt'
2005 Jan-April, Oxford, Ashmolean Museum, 'Alfred William Hunt'
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- Acquisition notes
- This item has an uncertain or incomplete provenance for the years 1933-45. The British Museum welcomes information and assistance in the investigation and clarification of the provenance of all works during that era.
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