Edward Dayes

Landscape with Ruins

c. 1792
Like most topographical artists, Dayes travelled widely about the British Isles in search of such picturesque spots as the present unidentified ruin. Although Dayes had only a short career, ended by suicide, he had an enormous influence on the early watercolours of Girtin and Turner, whose work at a certain period is indistinguishable from his.
Artist
Title
Landscape with Ruins
Date
c. 1792
Medium
Drawing
Materials
watercolour and graphite, touched with gum arabic ?, on wove paper, laid down on cardboard
Dimensions
9 x 12.9 cm
Nationality
British
Credit line
Purchased 1964
Accession number
14599