Peter De Wint (British, 1784-1849)
A Cornfield, Probably exhibited at the Royal Academy 1815
Oil on canvas
41 ¼ x 64 ½ in. (104.8 x 163.8 cm)


De Wint was born in Staffordshire, of Dutch ancestry. His naturalistic landscapes were admired by Constable, and this painting was widely praised as his masterpiece. A critic described it as ‘an early harvest in July, with the noon-day sun striking down through the summer haze, and bathing a wide champaign in a glowing gold.’


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