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Watercolour - February in the Isle of Wight

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1919P70
Collection:Fine Art Prints and Drawings
Date:1866 - 1866

Maker Information

Artist:John Brett - View biography for John Brett


With its bright, sharp colours and intense detail, this watercolour typifies the Pre-Raphaelite approach to landscape. As a student Brett had been deeply affected by the work of the Pre-Raphaelites and by the writings of John Ruskin, who had urged artists to 'go to Nature in all singleness of heart, ...rejecting nothing, selecting nothing, and scorning nothing'. After Brett exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1858, Ruskin championed his work.

Presented by Herbert Martin, 1919.

Further Information

Production Period:19th century
School/Style:English Landscape
Medium:Watercolour, bodycolour and gum on paper.

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Height:460 mm
Width:354 mm