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Creator:
John Varley, 1778–1842, British
Title:
Classic Composition
Date:
ca. 1800
Medium:
Watercolor and graphite on thick, moderately textured, cream wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 6 1/16 x 4 9/16 inches (15.4 x 11.6 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in green ink, on sheet attached to mount, lower center: "Exh: South London Art Gallery, 'English Landscape', | 1957, Carke(?) 76."; in blue ink, on sheet attached to mount, lower center: "Elon | 180 30 | Exh: Eton College | 1948"; in brown ink, on sheet attached to mount, lower center: "John Varley 1778-1842. | D261. | Near Skipton, Yorkshire. Signed. | From the collections of the Dowager Viscountess | Downe and of Colonel J. B. Gaskell. | An early drawing showing the influence of Girtin | and possibly of Cotman. LGW."

signed in graphite, lower left: "J.Varley"; not dated

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.5169
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
castle | Classical | genre subject | hills | landscape | mountains | rocks (landforms) | sheep | shepherd | staff | trees | valleys
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:14667
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