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Anthony Vandyke Copley Fielding

Anthony Vandyke Copley Fielding (1787–1855)
The Head of Glencoe, North Argyll, Scotland, 1823
Watercolor, with touches of white heightening, over faint indications in pencil
Inscribed, signed with initials, and dated at lower right, in pen and brown ink, Head of GlenCoe. / C.F.1823
12 x 15 15/16 inches (306 x 404 mm)
Purchased on the E. J. Rousuck Fund; 1979.24
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Fielding, a student of John Varley, was much influenced by Girtin and Turner. In his landscapes he made something of a specialty of atmospheric effects, which received high praise from Ruskin. This view of the head of Glencoe, dated 1823, was exhibited at the Old Water-Colour Society in 1824.

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