Landscape with Causeway: View of the Kyle of Tongue from the west, showing the causeway with Ben Tongue in the distance

  • About the work
    Location
    Country: USA
    City: New York
    Place: British Consulate-General
  • About the artist
    Peter de Wint was born in Hanley, Staffordshire, the son of a Dutch physician. In 1802, he moved to London and was apprenticed to John Raphael Smith. In 1806, he negotiated an early release from his apprenticeship and, in the following year, exhibited three landscapes at the Royal Academy. Two years later he entered the Royal Academy schools. He was elected a member of the Society of Painters in Watercolour in 1811 and would exhibit over 400 paintings at their premises. In 1810 de Wint married Harriet Hilton, sister of the painter William Hilton, and all three lived together in Soho until 1827, when the de Wints moved to Bloomsbury. De Wint made extensive annual tours of the UK throughout his career. He died from severe bronchitis in 1849.
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  • Details
    Title
    Landscape with Causeway: View of the Kyle of Tongue from the west, showing the causeway with Ben Tongue in the distance
    Date
    Medium
    Oil on canvas
    Dimensions
    height: 53.00 cm, width: 124.00 cm
    Acquisition
    Purchased from Oscar & Peter Johnson, August 1965
    Provenance
    With Oscar & Peter Johnson, London; from whom purchased by the Ministry of Works in August 1965
    GAC number
    7076