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Peter De Wint

Peter De Wint (1784–1849)
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; 1973.19
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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.

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