Peter De Wint
Peter De Wint (21 January 1784 – 30 January 1849) was an English
landscape painter. A number of his pictures are in the National
Victoria and Albert Museum
Victoria and Albert Museum and The Collection, Lincoln.
He died in London.
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The early 19th century Hilton House was the Lincoln home of celebrated
artist Peter de Wint
De Wint was the son of an English physician of Dutch extraction who
had come to
England from New York. He was born in Stone,
Staffordshire. He moved to London in 1802, and was apprenticed to John
Raphael Smith, the mezzotint engraver and portrait painter. He bought
his freedom from Smith in 1806, on condition that he supplied 18 oil
paintings over the following two years.
In 1806 he visited Lincoln for the first time, with the painter of
historical subjects William Hilton, R.A., whose sister Harriet he
married in 1810. De Wint and Hilton lived together in Broad Street,
Golden Square, where John Varley lived. Varley gave De Wint lessons
and introduced him to Dr Monro, who ran an informal academy for young
De Wint first exhibited at the
Royal Academy in 1807, and the
following year at the Gallery of Associated Artists in Watercolours.
In 1809 entered the
Royal Academy schools. He was elected an Associate
of the Old Water Colour Society in 1810 and was made a full member the
following year. By that time, as an established drawing-master, he was
spending his summers teaching well-to-do provincial families. In 1812
he became a member of the Society of Painters in Watercolours, where
he exhibited for many years, as well as at the Academy.
De Wint's life was devoted to art; he painted admirably in oils, and
he ranks as one of the chief English watercolorists. "No artist",
asserted Alfred William Rich, "ever came nearer painting a perfect
picture than did Peter de Wint". He frequently visited his wife's home
city of Lincoln, and many of his panoramic landscapes and haymaking
scenes are set in Lincolnshire. He occasionally toured in Wales, and
in 1828 travelled to Normandy.
32 Works in Tate Britain, including:
1810 - Children at Lunch by a Corn Stook, Oil on board - Tate Gallery,
1840 - Roman Canal, Lincolnshire, watercolour on paper - Tate Gallery,
David Scrase, Drawings & Watercolours by Peter De Wint, exhibition
catalogue, Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge (1979)
Peter De Wint
Peter De Wint 1784-1849, London (1982)
Wikimedia Commons has media related to Peter de Wint.
Peter de Wint online (artcyclopedia.com).
Works by Peter de Wint (Tate online)
A Cornfield, by Peter de Wint,1815 (V&A)
Black Gang Chine, Isle of Wight, about 1843, V&A Museum no.
St. Albans by Peter de Wint
Village by a River
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