Mountainous subject & A wooded bank with a distant hill & A study of oaks by Alexander Cozens

1) A mountainous subject drawn in the individual 'blot' manner which Cozens described in his 'New Method of assisting the Invention of Drawing original loose positions of Landscape' (about 1785) and nearly related to one of the 'blots' aquatinted in that publication.

Details

Medium:
Brush & sepia
Dimensions:
1-2) 22.9 x 30.5 cm; 3) 22.2 x 29.8 cm
Art Fund grant:
£75 ( Total: £75)
Acquired in:
1942
Vendor:
Christie's

The second and third drawings are more finished but elaborated from the same principles. A wooded bank with a distant hill is illustrated here.

Venue details

British Museum Great Russell Street, LONDON London WC1B 3DG 020 7323 8299 www.britishmuseum.org

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