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.
"Printed by J. Hayes, Dartmouth Street, Westminster."
Illustrated with 30 hand colored aquatint landscapes by J.H. Clark after Gilpin.
Originally published by Edward Orme in 1811. The 1824 edition is a reissue of the plates with a new title page, published for 'the Proprietors'. Cf. Bicknell.