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Thomas Hearne, 1744–1817, British

View from Skiddaw over Derwentwater

Additional Title(s):

View from Skiddaw over Derwent Water

between 1772 and 1782
Watercolor and graphite on moderately thick, slightly textured, cream wove paper mounted on moderately thick, slightly textured, cream laid paper
Mount: 10 3/4 x 12 3/4 inches (27.3 x 32.4 cm) and Sheet: 7 1/4 x 10 5/8 inches (18.4 x 27 cm)

Signed in pen and black ink, lower left: "Hearne"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Drawings & Watercolors
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
fells | geology | hills | lake | landscape | mountains | national park | path | river | road | rocks (landforms) | rural | science | sheep | valley
Associated Places:
Cumbria | Derwentwater | England | Europe | Skiddaw | United Kingdom
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IIIF Manifest:

Thomas Hearne visited the Lake District in 1777 and again in 1778 as part of longer tours of the north of England and Scotland on which he accompanied Sir George Beaumont. Hearne's extraordinary view of Derentwater, the "most generally admired" of the Lakes according to Gilpin, emphasizes its austere beauty, capturing what an "ingenious person" quoted by Gilpin described as "Beauty lying in the lap of Horrour."

Gallery label for The Line of Beauty: British Drawings and Watercolors of the Eighteenth Century (Yale Center for British Art, 2001-05-19 - 2001-08-05)

British Art at Yale, Apollo, v.105, no. 182, April 1977, p. 272-3, fig. 9, N5220 M552 A7 1977 OVERSIZE (YCBA) Published as April 1977 issue of Apollo; all of the articles may also be found in bound Apollo Volume [N1 A54 105:2 +]

Paul Mellon's Legacy, a passion for British art. [large print labels] , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 2007, v. 2, N5220 M552 +P381 2007, Mellon Shelf (YCBA)

Graham Reynolds, English Landscape 1630-1850, Apollo, vol.105, no. 182, April 1977, pp. 272-3, fig. 9, N1 A54 105:2 + (YCBA) Another copy of this article may be found in a separately bound and catalogued copy of this issue located on the Mellon Shelf [call number : N5220 M552 A7 1977 + (YCBA)]

Scott Wilcox, Line of beauty : British drawings and watercolors of the eighteenth century, , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 2001, pg. 66, cat. 51, NC228 W53 2001 (YCBA)

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