Derwent Water

  • About the work
    Location
    Country: Morocco
    City: Rabat
    Place: British Embassy
  • About the artist
    Landscape painter James Baker Pyne was born in Bristol, where he worked as a self-taught artist until the age of 35. He gave painting lessons to William James Müller, who later became an artist of repute. In 1835 Pyne moved to London, exhibiting his work at the Royal Academy, British Institution and New Watercolour Society over two decades. In his early period he painted views and scenery around Bristol but after 1835 he travelled to Italy and elsewhere on the Continent, gathering material to work up into finished pictures. Pyne was an admirer and imitator of Turner; his dramatic effects and use of pale yellow tones reflecting Turner's influence. Today, his records of works produced from 1840 to 1868 are in the Victoria and Albert Museum.
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    Materials & Techniques
    colour lithograph
  • Details
    Title
    Derwent Water
    Date
    1 June 1859
    Medium
    Colour lithograph
    Acquisition
    Purchased from Baynton-Williams, February 1977
    Inscription
    below image: [centre] DERWENT WATER [remainder of text illegible]
    GAC number
    12852