Southern Coastal Landscape at Evening, 1770/80
Öl auf Leinwand, 139,1 x 184,6 cm
Dauerleihgabe der HypoVereinsbank, Member of UniCredit - 1978 aus dem Kunsthandel durch die Bayerische Hypotheken- und Wechselbank erworben
Inv. Nr. HUW 36
Southern Coastal Landscape at Evening
Wilson is considered by many to be the father of British landscape painting. Influenced principally by the light-flooded, idealised classical landscapes of Claude Lorraine, he surprised the artistic establishment by taking some of his motifs from the countryside in Britain. In these images he paved the way for the almost documentary approach to indigenous natural surroundings explored by John Constable and J. M. W. Turner.