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A landscape, from an album of 54 landscape drawings and watercolours; two trees in the foreground, hills in the back
Black ink and brown and grey wash
- Production date
- 1815 (around)
Height: 245 millimetres (album)
Height: 138 millimetres (drawing)
Width: 323 millimetres (album)
Width: 102 millimetres (drawing)
- Curator's comments
- This drawing is one of 54 from an album by Thomas Stoney (2016,7006.1.1 to 54) which includes views of the battle fields of Quatre Bras and Waterloo, as well as views in or of Holyhead, Dublin, Zalk, Louvain, Harlingen, Florence and some portraits, many inscribed with locations. For a description of the album, see the curatorial comment for 2016,7006.1.1.
In its rather stylized and conventionalized depiction of nature, this drawing of trees with a pathway meandering into a hilly background resembles images often found in drawing manuals. While there is no certain evidence, this drawing may well have been copied by Stoney from a such a manual, possibly for the instruction of his pupil Sylvain van der Weyer. The album contains two other works in a similar style, see 2016,7006.1.7 and 8.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2015, 5 Feb-31 Aug, London, British Museum, Bonaparte and the British, no. 145 (this drawing not displayed)
2018-2019, Oct 4 – 27 Jan, London, BM G90, New Acquisitions: Gozzoli to Kara Walker [open to fol. 43]
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- The album presumably passed through van der Weyer's descendants; whereabouts unknown until purchased by William Drummond in 1970s, from whom the BM acquired it in 2016.
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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