Attrib. Thomas Hearne, Miniature Landscape -Early 19th-century graphite drawing




An original early 19th-century graphite drawing, Attrib. Thomas Hearne Miniature Landscape Sketch.

A miniature sketch laid down on backing paper. The backing paper is inscribed below the image: "T. Hearne".


Generally in good condition, there is a small crease line at the upper right corner.
4.6cm x 7.8cm.
Unframed.

Thomas Hearne (1744–1817) was an English landscape painter, engraver and illustrator. He was one of the founders of the English school of watercolours. Hearne worked as a topographical artist, travelling to the Leeward Islands with Sir Ralph Payne, and on a large project illustrating the country's historic monuments for The Antiquities of Great Britain. For these commissions Hearne studied nature with care, paying attention to the effects of light and atmosphere seldom attempted by previous draughtsmen. He would apply a wash of colour over a clear outline in ink or pencil. His work was influential on younger artists such as J.M.W. Turner and Thomas Girtin.

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Product code: JD-530


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