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The Thames from Cliveden; view of a river seen from a wooded hillside with fields to right
Watercolour with scratching out
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- 1870-1880 (circa)
Height: 343 millimetres
Width: 711 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- The following label was written by Kim Sloan for Places of the Mind, 2017:
Like Arthur Croft [see entry 2008,703.1], Miles Birket Foster made a handsome fortune from his popular watercolours, building a large house at Witley, Surrey, decorated by the Pre-Raphaelites and other artist friends. He had begun as an illustrator but turned to watercolour around 1859 and was soon elected to the Watercolour Society. Like Helen Allingham, his smaller works were admired for their sentimental view of rural life, cottages and the countryside. His fine stipple technique usually confined his work to a smaller scale but on occasion, as here, he successfully attempted large panoramic views.
For further information see Anna Gruetzner Robins, ''South Country' and other imagined places', in K. Sloan (ed.), Places of the Mind: British watercolour landscapes 1850-1950, (London, 2017), pp. 92-117.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1991 Jan-Mar, Ohio, Cleveland Museum of Art, 'BM English Watercolours', no. 93
1991 Mar-June, N Carolina Museum of Art, 'BM English Watercolours', no. 93
1997 May-July, Aylesbury, Bucks County Mus, 'Buckinghamshire Landscapes'
2004 July-Aug, Haslemere Educational Museum, 'Myles Birket Foster'
2017 23 Feb-27 Aug, London, BM, G90, Places of the Mind: British Landscape watercolours 1850-1950
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