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The Constable's Tower, Dover Castle

De Wint, Peter (draughtsman)


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Title/s

The Constable's Tower, Dover Castle


Maker/s

De Wint, Peter (draughtsman) [ULAN info: British artist, 1784-1849]

Category

drawing

Name

drawing

School/Style

British

Technique Description

watercolour, over traces of black chalk on paper

Dimensions

height: 295 mm
width: 459 mm

Date

1845-08-29

Provenance

given: The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum 1924-04 (Filtered for: Paintings, Drawings and Prints)

Documentation

  1. (1929) The Principal Pictures in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge (1929), London? [page: 244]
    [comments: reprod.]
  2. Scrase, David (1979) Drawings and Watercolours by Peter De Wint; A loan exhibition inaugurated at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, Cambridge (Cambs.): Cambridge University Press [page: 43-44]
    [comments: reproduced]

Notes

The Constable's tower was one of the subsidiary defences of the Norman castle. The blocking of tone so evident in this drawing may have been what Samuel Palmer had in mind when he wrote in his note-book of 1850 'try something like the solid blocks of sober colour in De Wint'.

Material/s

watercolour (medium)
black chalk (medium)
paper (support)

Accession Number

1127 (Paintings, Drawings and Prints)
(Reference Number: 14450; Input Date: 2000-10-19 / Last Edit: 2011-07-22)

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