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View of a lake in North Wales; hills rising directly from the water on either side and in distance
Graphite, black chalk and stump, on original wash line mount
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Height: 323 millimetres (mount)
Height: 230 millimetres (sheet)
Width: 445 millimetres (mount)
Width: 353 millimetres (sheet)
- Curator's comments
- Robert Price, the father of the picturesque theorist Sir Uvedale Price, was a gentleman artist and the owner of Foxley, an estate in Hertfordshire. He set off on his grand tour in 1738 and was taught to draw by Giovanni Battista Busiri in Rome. He settled at Foxley around 1746 and with fellow grand tourist, the naturalist Benjamin Stillingfleet, Price made a sketching excursion to Wales in 1759. This was probably only one of several excursions: he was in LLanberis in 1758.
This drawing’s sfumato effect is mainly rendered by Price’s liberal use of stumping, but it has also been weathered by handling. It retains its original wash line mount - on the back of the mount it is inscribed very faintly in pencil and just legible are the words 'Cader Idris' so this may be a view of it. The drawing is one of a group of four that were in Paul Grinke's catalogue in 1971-2; the others also retained their original mounts and were views on the Avon, near the Hotwell, Bristol.
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- Acquisition notes
- This drawing was one of four by Price that appeared in Paul Grinke's catalogue no. 5 (c. 1971-2) where it was number 48 (d).
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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