The Rainbow

John Glover British

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Glover recorded the effects of a passing evening storm in the year he moved to Lichfield, Staffordshire, to work as a drawing master. In the foreground, the subtle greenish blue tonalities of trees bordering a meandering stream are executed with delicate, softly brushed watercolor strokes. Warmer tones are introduced in the background, where breaking light bathes distant hilltop ruins and produces the rainbow overhead. This drawing predates Glover's 1795 debut at the Royal Academy and the resulting rapid growth of his reputation. In 1804, he was made a founding member of the Society of Painters in Water-colours, and he established himself in London the following year.

The Rainbow, John Glover (British, Houghton-on-the-Hill, Leicester 1767–1849 Launceston, Tasmania), Watercolor over graphite

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