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Ripon: the Camps on a Misty Day, 12 March 1919

David B. Milne
Canadian, 1882 - 1953
watercolour over graphite on wove paper
35.5 x 50.7 cm
Transfer from the Canadian War Memorials, 1921
National Gallery of Canada (no. 8531)

"The colour alone does the work ..." Correspondence, 9 April 1919 Milne experimented with pure colours in order to create an overall tonality in this composition, allowing it to be enlivened by the smaller details painted in vivid contrasting colours.

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