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Creator:
pupil of Peter DeWint, (?), 1784–1849, British
formerly attributed to John Varley, 1778–1842, British
Title:

Cottage Amongst Trees

Additional Title(s):

Verso: Sketches of Faces

Date:
undated
Medium:
Watercolor on medium, moderately textured, cream laid paper mounted on medium, moderately textured, light blue wove paper
Dimensions:
Mount: 8 7/16 x 9 5/8 inches (21.4 x 24.5 cm) and Sheet: 4 3/4 × 5 7/8 inches (12.1 × 14.9 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in gray ink, on mount, lower right: "J. Varley."; on mat, lower right: "John Varley. | From Colln. of John Linnell | Br. from his descendant, Mrs Herpent. | 1933 | Martin Hardie"; in graphite, on mat, lower right: "Very like DeWint in colour scheme, of Indian red re. | and much finer + fresher than the more formal | Varley drawing, with its careful washes | NB- cha[...] verso not [...] | v. weak [...] of form for cottage | despite DeWint's palette most likely a pupil | DEC."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.5848
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
cottage | forest | landscape | sketches | trees
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:8642
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