Wooded Landscape with River in the Distance

Cuitt), George, the elder Cuit (1743 - 1818)

Pen and ink, wash and watercolour on paper

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  • About the artist
    Painter George Cuit [Cuitt] the elder was born at Moulton, in Yorkshire; the son of a builder. Early in life he was employed by Sir Thomas Dundas of Aske Hall to draw portraits of his children. In 1769 Dundas sent Cuit to study painting in Italy. The young painter returned to England in 1775 and received further commissions from Dundas. He first exhibited at the Royal Academy in London in 1776 and continued to show his work there until 1778, but Cuit decided against moving to London on account of his poor health. However, he remained industrious and Lord Mulgrave of Mulgrave Castle commissioned a series of views of ports on the Yorkshire coast. Cuit died in Richmond, Yorkshire, at about the age of 74, shortly after the death of his wife.
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    Title
    Wooded Landscape with River in the Distance
    Date
    Medium
    Pen and ink, wash and watercolour on paper
    Dimensions
    height: 41.00 cm, width: 66.20 cm
    Acquisition
    Purchased from Sir Bruce Ingram, 1963
    Inscription
    none
    Provenance
    Collection of journalist and newspaper editor Sir Bruce Stirling Ingram (1877-1963) and on loan to the Ministry of Works from 1952; from whom purchased by the Ministry of Works in 1963
    GAC number
    1592