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
* 1 Biography * 2 Selected Paintings * 3 References * 4 External links
De Wint was the son of an English physician of Dutch extraction who
had come to
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
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.
A Cornfield, by Peter de Wint,1815 (V&A)
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
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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 : 84980 * IATH : w6dz15vv
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