Early Morning near Loch Katrine in the Trossachs, Scotland
John Glover (British, Houghton-on-the-Hill, Leicester 1767–1849 Launceston, Tasmania)
Watercolor over graphite, with gum arabic
sheet: 16 x 21 9/16 in. (40.7 x 54.7 cm)
Purchase, Guy Wildenstein Gift, 2012
Not on view
Known as the "English Claude," after famed seventeenth-century painter Claude Lorrain, Glover here applied that master’s golden Italianate vision to a northern subject. A member of London’s Society of Painters in Water-Colours, the artist demonstrated the medium’s ability to convey atmospheric effects in works that commanded prices second only to those of his contemporary J. M. W. Turner. This exhibition piece depicts a locale bordering the Scottish Highlands, a region then exotic to English viewers. Delicate washes evoke sunlight diffused by mist, and Glover’s distinctive split-brush technique has been used to create fuzzy, layered foliage. Bright touches of light sparkle off a stream and the shoulder of a girl who carries a jug. Shortly after making this work, Glover moved to Tasmania and helped establish Australian landscape painting.
Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings
Marking: dealer's label on the back of the frame: "Michael Bury / Fine English Watercolours / 20A Cheyne Walk, London SW3 / 071 351-0147"
Anthony Reed [Gallery]; Sale Christie's, London, November 24, 1998, lot 240; Private Collection, sold at the following; Christie's, London, London, July 5, 2011, lot 154; Vendor: Katrin Bellinger Kunsthandel , Munich
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," August 27, 2012–November 18, 2012.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," August 8, 2017–November 20, 2017.
Artist:Edgar Degas (French, Paris 1834–1917 Paris) Date:ca. 1874Medium:Oil colors freely mixed with turpentine, with traces of watercolor and pastel over pen-and-ink drawing on cream-colored wove paper, laid down on bristol board and mounted on canvasAccession:29.160.26On view in:Gallery 816
Artist:Ferdinando Galli Bibiena (Italian, Bologna 1657–1743 Bologna) Date:1700–1743Medium:All the drawings are in pen and brown ink, some are modelled with brush and gray wash and watercolor; the watercolor may or may not be a later addition; many of the designs exhibit underdrawing in graphite (or leadpoint) or red chalk, over some ruler and compass construction.Accession:49.62.3On view in:Not on view