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Barren Coast and Slight Storm

Made when Glover was in his twenties and working as a drawing master in Lichfield, Staffordshire, this drawing demonstrates his early skill. When the Old Watercolour Society was established he moved to London, and his contributions to the group's first exhibition in 1806 prompted Rudolph Ackermann to remark that these, “at once raised his reputation to its greatest height. The magic of his effects, the truth and beauty that prevailed in his works, excited the general eagerness to become possessed of his drawings; and the applications from the many…were sufficient to have employed ten artists of his abilities.” The present work may be based on a sketch from a summer tour, later developed in the ...

Graphite, brush and black and gray wash
25.4 x 35.6cm
Image and text © Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2019

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