View of Hawes Water, Westmoreland

View of Hawes Water, Westmoreland

View of Hawes Water, Westmoreland
Christopher Machell (1747-1827)
Britain
1779
Pen and ink and water-colour on laid paper
Width 57.5 cm x height 39.2 cm
Museum no. E.350-1951

This landscape provides an example of the close link between drawing and painting in watercolours. The foreground is drawn in pen and ink. The middle ground is also drawn in pen and ink but broad washes of watercolour are applied within the inked guidelines. The sky is rendered in pure watercolour.