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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 Gallery, the Victoria and Albert Museum
Victoria and Albert Museum
and The Collection, Lincoln. He died in London.


1 Biography 2 Selected Paintings 3 References 4 External links 5 Gallery


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 artists. De Wint first exhibited at the Royal Academy
Royal Academy
in 1807, and the following year at the Gallery of Associated Artists in Watercolours. In 1809 entered the Royal Academy
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. Selected Paintings[edit] 32 Works in Tate Britain, including:

1810 - Children at Lunch by a Corn Stook, Oil on board - Tate Gallery, London 1840 - Roman Canal, Lincolnshire, watercolour on paper - Tate Gallery, London


David Scrase, Drawings & Watercolours by Peter De Wint, exhibition catalogue, Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge (1979) Hammond Smith, Peter De Wint
Peter De Wint
1784-1849, London (1982)

External links[edit]

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. 1036-1886

St. Albans by Peter de Wint

Barque (1816)

Village by a River

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WorldCat Identities VIAF: 39554977 LCCN: n83035712 ISNI: 0000 0000 8118 733X GND: 118807587 SUDOC: 119987074 BNF: cb13743578n (data) ULAN: 500115381 RKD: 84