Peaks Hole, Derbyshire

  • About the artist
    Philip James de Loutherbourg, was born in Germany, the son of a miniaturist and engraver. The family moved to Paris in 1755 where he studied with Carle Van Loo and Jean-Georges Wille, before entering the studio of François Joseph Casanova. He left Paris in 1768 to travel through France, Switzerland and the Rhineland. In 1771 he arrived in London, where David Garrick gave him control of the scenery at Drury Lane Theatre. He remained at the theatre when Sheridan took over. In 1781, he became a member of the Royal Academy. He travelled throughout the UK on sketching tours and began painting naval victories in the 1790s. In 1807 he was made Historical Painter to the Duke of Gloucester. He died in Hammersmith, aged 71.
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    Materials & Techniques
    colour aquatint
  • Details
    Title
    Peaks Hole, Derbyshire
    Date
    Medium
    Colour aquatint
    Dimensions
    height 23.5cm, width: 31.2cm
    Acquisition
    Purchased from Agnew's, March 1973
    GAC number
    10166