John Heaviside Clark

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John Heaviside Clark
(ca. 1770–1836)

Lightning.

Aquatint, plate 13 in Clark's A Practical Illustration of Gilpin's Day, Representing the Various Effects on Landscape Scenery from Morning to Night in 30 Designs from Nature.
Second edition.
London: Priestley and Weale, etc., 1824.

Bequest of Gordon N. Ray, 1987

GNR 5625
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Scottish artist John Heaviside Clark added color to Gilpin's studies of the times of day, transforming a midday landscape into a sensational nocturnal scene with lightning. The heightened emotional resonance of this adaptation signals a shift toward the Romantic from Gilpin's more analytical and strictly visual eighteenth-century Picturesque.