5 June 2007
Peter de Wint, O.W.S. (1784-1849)
Still-life with a jug and wicker baskets
pencil and watercolour, heightened with touches of white and with scratching out
10¼ x 13¾ in. (26.1 x 35 cm.)
Possibly with The Fine Art Society, London, from whom purchased by A.T. Loyd and by descent to the present owner.
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L. Parris, The Loyd Collection of Paintings, Drawings and Sculptures, 1967, no. 92, p. 37, pl. 66.
London, Agnew's, Paintings and Drawings by Peter de Wint, 1966, no. 35.
Sir Walter Armstrong in his Memoir of Peter De Wint, London, 1888, described de Wint's method of composing still-life from information provided by a pupil of de Wint, J.M. Heathcote: 'He would take any convenient objects he could find in the room and set them in a group on the table, with a towel or other white cloth carelessly thrown against them. These he required to be carefully imitated (D. Scrase, Drawings and Watercolours by Peter de Wint, Cambridge, 1979, p. 15).
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