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Inscription

by artist, upper right in graphite: July 30; by artist, lower right in brown ink: C Varley 1803 Near Ross

Provenance

By descent in the artist's family to Mrs. Fleetwood Walker, England; by descent to Mr. and Mrs. G. L. V. Walker, Birmingham, England; (P & D Colnaghi Co Ltd, 1973). (Spink-Leger, London, 2000); NGA purchase in 2000.

Exhibition History
1973
Exhibition of Drawings and Watercolours by Cornelius Varley, P & D Colnaghi & Co. Ltd., London, 1973, no. 116, pl. 47.
2000
Feeling Through the Eye: The "New" Landscape in Britain, Spink-Leger, London, 2000, no. 81, as A lane near Ross, Herefordshire.
2006
The Artist's Vision: Romantic Traditions in Great Britain, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 2006 - 2007
2007
Private Treasures: Four Centuries of European Master Drawings, The Morgan Library and Museum, New York, and National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 2007
Bibliography
1972
Pidgley, Michael. "Cornelius Varley, Cotman and the Graphic Telescope." The Burlington Magazine 114, no. 836 (November 1972): 781, fig. 59.
1996
Klonk, Charlotte. Science and the Perception of Nature: British Landscape Art in the Late Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Centuries. New Haven and London, 1996: 153, fig. 111.