The Old Man of Coniston from The Bell - A Winter Study by W G Collingwood

Collingwood was one of Ruskin's prize students and this work shows his mentor's influence.

Details

Medium:
Watercolour heightened with white on paper
Dimensions:
35.5 x 51 cm
Art Fund grant:
£350 ( Total: £1,400)
Acquired in:
2006
Vendor:
Sarah Colegrave (19th & 20th Century Pictures)

The artist examines the bare bones of the mountain, brought into almost monochrome relief by the dusting of snow which exaggerates the highlights and suggests the contours to reveal the basic structure.

Provenance

Private collection, Drewitt Neate; Sarah Colegrave.

Venue details

The Ruskin Museum Yewdale Road, CONISTON Cumbria LA21 8DU 01539 441164 www.ruskinmuseum.com

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