Musée No:737.045Regular price £25.00
A Terrier Sitting Left
Artist: Peter De Wint
De Wint was born in Stoke on Trent, England at the start of 1784. in the early 1800s he moved to London to be apprenticed to an engraver and portrait artist by the name of Raphael Smith - he was released from his apprenticeship in 1806 only on the promise that he would provide 18 paintings over the next two years. He first exhibited for the Royal Academy in 1807 and by 1811 he was considered an established drawing master and became a full member of the Old Watercolour Society. He spent his summers teaching in well to do provincial families. Many of his landscapes and haymaking scenes are set in Lincolnshire, the county his wife came from. He devoted his life to art and was considered to be one the most important English watercolourists. I like to think that this little terrier was a quick sketch of a beloved family dog accompanying him on some landscape painting trip, even though we will never know for sure.