Cookham on Thames

Cookham on Thames



Peter de Wint (1784-1849)
Cookham on the Thames

Watercolour over traces of pencil on two sheets of paper joined
15.5 by 47.4cm., 6 by 18 ½ in.

Harriet de Wint:
By descent to Helen Tatlock;
With Agnew's, London, by 1924;
William Craig Henderson (1873-1959);
By descent to the present owner

A.P. Oppé, The Watercolours of Turner, Cox and De Wint, 1925, no.134, pl. XXXIV

London, Agnew's, Exhibition of Water-Colour Drawings by Turner, Cox and De Wint, 1924, no.134;
Lincoln, Usher Art Gallery,
Peter de Wint, 1937, no.31

The distinctive building in the distance may be Formosa Place, a gothic house built in 1785 by Sir George Young, Bart on the edge of the river on Formosa Island which is next to Cookham Lock. The house was demolished shortly after the Second World War.