Collection of six North Wiltshire landscapes by David Inshaw

Inshaw painted a series of six farewell studies when he moved from Wiltshire to the Welsh Borders, chosing as his subject the mysterious Wiltshire landscape near Avebury.

Details

Category:
Landscape
Medium:
Colour aquatint Dimensions: 39 x 29 cm
Art Fund grant:
£450 ( Total: £1,800)
Acquired in:
1993
Vendor:
David Inshaw

These vivid coloured aquatints are the first works that he produced in this technique. Those depicting the prehistoric monuments in the Avebury World Heritage Site point to the tradition of British Romanticism, of hallowed ancient monuments depicted in their landscape setting. Inshaw admired the work of Thomas Hardy and, like Hardy, is sensitive to the physical and spiritual idiosyncracies of the region's landscape, whether in association with human figures, with the dramatic prehistoric monuments of the area, or with its native wildlife. No aspect is wholly identifiable but the spirit of the place rings out.

Provenance

David Inshaw.

Venue details

Wiltshire Museum 41 Long Street, DEVIZES Wiltshire SN10 1NS 01380 727369 www.wiltshiremuseum.org.uk

Entry details

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