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Peter De Wint

Shepherd and Flock Overlooking Winding River in the Fen District

Watercolor and traces of graphite
7 3/4 x 12 1/8 inches (197 x 308 mm)

Purchased as the gift of Viscount Astor

Item description: 

De Wint found his greatest inspiration in England, where he traveled extensively. This quiet scene confirms his appreciation for his native countryside. Under the influence of John Varley, he worked en plein air, creating the sense of immediacy we find in the watercolor depicting the Fen district.