© Tate, London 2019 | Licence: CC-BY-NC-ND 3.0 (Unported)
© Tate, London 2019 | Licence: CC-BY-NC-ND 3.0 (Unported)

Schaffhausen

ca. 1770

William Pars

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Title

Schaffhausen

Date

ca. 1770

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On 31 August, some two weeks after they had travelled along the River Ticino to Pollegio (see no.46), Pars and his patron Lord Palmerston reached Schaffhausen on the river Rhine. Palmerston showed a particular interest in the bridge, 'cover'd with a Gallery as many of the Swiss and German Bridges are', and described its construction in some detail in his journal. Pars has produced a faithful record of the bridge and town, dominated by the fort of the Munot in the distance. His watercolours are often enlivened with realistically observed figures. Here he shows one seated on the river bank rolling up his breeches, perhaps preparing to immerse his ankles in the river Rhine.

Medium: Graphite, ink and watercolour on paper
Credit line: 'Purchased as part of the Oppé Collection with assistance from the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund 1996'

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Schaffhausen, Switzerland

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