Wooded Landscape with a Distant SunsetArtist(s)John Varley IObject Creation Date1800-1842Medium & Supportwatercolor on paperDimensions
10 7/8 in. x 13 1/4 in. ( 27.62 cm x 33.66 cm )Credit LineJoseph F. McCrindle CollectionSubject matter
A founding member of the Society of Painters in Water-Colours, Varley promoted landscapes composed of ‘clear skies, distances and water’ which he claimed ‘are the beauties most sought after in the art of watercolours.’ Physical Description
This watercolor painting dominated by shades of browns depicts a wide path leading down to a waterfront. The path is flanked by small hills and shaded with large trees, and a person seems to walk along the left side of the path. In the distance across a body of water are faint outlines of buildings, possibly a city on the shore, and a sunset indicated by the orange tint in the clear sky. Primary Object ClassificationPaintingCollection AreaWesternRights
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woodlands (plant communities)