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.
London: Priestley and Weale, etc., 1824.
Bequest of Gordon N. Ray, 1987
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.