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The White Waterlily

1860

John Brett

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Title

The White Waterlily

Date

1860

Artist

Description

Early on in his career, John Brett, the leading Pre-Raphaelite landscape artist, visited the West Midlands where he produced this view of Warwick Castle. This watercolour study is, along with an early sketch, the only record of a now lost oil of the same subject. It shows the cliff-like south façade of the castle, the sheer bulk of the structure contrasted with and softened by the brilliant summer evening sky. In the foreground, children in a punt pick lilies in the River Avon.

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Location

Warwick Castle, Warwick, Warwickshire, England

Country

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Location Accuracy

Pinpoint

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