Captain Gilpin drawings by John Bernard Gilpin

Collection of forty sketches pasted into two scrapbooks: 30 x 54.


Watercolour, ink & wash
30 x 54 cm
Art Fund grant:
£900 ( Total: £1,800)
Acquired in:
Jonathan Wordsworth

5 and 33 x 56 cm, signed in ink verso top 'Captain Gilpin Drawings'. He is intent on depicting wild nature in his rocky scenes, figures or buildings introduced only to enhance the power and scale of the elements. Although a number have topographical titles, their treatment is free. They reflect two moods, the dramatic and the contemplative, but particularly pleasing are those ideal landscapes where all is serene and quiet.


Christie's, 1988; Abbott and Holder; Jonathan Wordsworth.

Venue details

Dove Cottage and the Wordsworth Museum Town End, GRASMERE Cumbria LA22 9SH 01539 435 544

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass (standard entry £7.50)

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