Alnwick Castle, Northumberland

Alnwick Castle, Northumberland



Thomas Hearne (1744-1817)
Alnwick Castle, Northumberland

Grey washes over pencil on laid paper
18 by 26.1 cm., 7 by 10 ¼ in.

With J. Leger & Son, London
This drawing and no.7 originate from Hearne's first tour of the North of England with the collector and amateur artist Sir George Beaumont in the summer of 1777. Having spent time in the Lake District where they met up with Joseph Farington, they crossed to the east coast and visited Alnwick and Warkworth before returning south through Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire. Many sketches from this tour were subsequently worked up into finished watercolours for engravings, but not apparently the present works.