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ID number:  BIRBI-97.7
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Artist / Maker:  Morris, Thomas (c. 1750 - c. 1800); after Richard Wilson (1712/13 - 1782)
Title / Object name:  The River Dee, near Eaton Hall
Object type:  Print
Place made:  London
Culture:  British
Date made:  1774
Materials:  Engraving
Measurements:  overall: 340 mm x 390 mm, mount 518 x 631 mm
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This print depicts an almost identical picturesque scene to Richard Wilson’s painting (Inv. No. 37.11), but with the addition of a small boating party. Morris specialised in landscape and architectural engraving and his printmaking skills can be seen in the highly detailed rendering of the landscape. The inclusion of the small boat and figures enabled contemporary viewers to relate to the scene. It perhaps also helped compensate for the absence of the subtle colours seen in Wilson’s brilliantly painted sky when translated into a black and white print .

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