About this artwork

Tischbein combined pen and ink detail with watercolour washes to capture the striking effect of sunlight reflecting on a watery meadow. The yellow, white and grey patch in the otherwise green grass draws attention to the small stream in the foreground. It echoes the distant river winding through the hills and underscores the thoughtful structure of the composition.

  • title:
    An Idyllic Landscape: the sun shining on a meadow with a river and hills in the distance
  • accession number:
    D 5547
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  • materials:
    Black chalk, pen and brown ink, brown and grey wash, watercolour, watermark fleur-de-lys
  • date created:
    1809
  • measurements:
    27.60 x 43.80 cm
  • credit line:
    Purchased 2003

Johann Wilhelm Tischbein

Johann Wilhelm Tischbein