The Artist's Vision

Romantic Traditions in Britain

  • Paul Sandby, The Tide Rising at Briton Ferry, 1773, watercolor over graphite; laid down, Gift of The Circle of the National Gallery of Art, 1988.19.1

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  • Samuel Palmer, Harvesters by Firelight, 1830, pen and black ink with watercolor and gouache on wove paper, Paul Mellon Collection, 1986.72.12

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  • Samuel Palmer, The Sleeping Shepherd; Early Morning, 1857, etching, hand-colored with watercolor and opaque white with gold highlights, Rosenwald Collection, 1943.3.6711

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  • George Fennel Robson, A Loch in Scotland, watercolor over graphite on wove paper, Ailsa Mellon Bruce Fund, 1989.37.1

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  • John Martin, View on the River Wye, Looking towards Chepstow, 1844, watercolor, gouache, and touches of oil paint (?) over graphite with scraping out, heightened with varnish and/or gum arabic, on wove paper, Gift of The Circle of the National Gallery of Art, in Honor of the 50th Anniversary of the National Gallery of Art, 1990.87.1

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  • John Ruskin, The Garden of San Miniato near Florence, 1845, watercolor and pen and black ink, heightened with white gouache, over graphite on wove paper laid down on thick, white paper, Patrons' Permanent Fund, 1991.88.1

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  • William Blake, The Great Red Dragon and the Beast from the Sea, c. 1805, pen and ink with watercolor over graphite, Rosenwald Collection, 1943.3.8997

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  • William Blake, The Accusers of Theft, Adultery, Murder (War), c. 1794/1796, color-printed etching, Rosenwald Collection, 1943.3.8973

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  • John Dixon after John Hamilton Mortimer, Incantation, 1773, mezzotint on laid paper, Gaillard F. Ravenel and Frances P. Smyth-Ravenel Fund, 2002.65.2

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  • Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones, Ariadne, 1863/1864, watercolor and gouache over graphite on smooth wove paper, The Armand Hammer Collection, 1989.2.1

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  • Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Jane Morris, 1870, pen and iron gall ink with brown wash on laid paper; laid down on paperboard, Ailsa Mellon Bruce Fund, 1988.29.1

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  • Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Desdemona's Death-Song, 1875/1880, black chalk over traces of red chalk on two joined sheets of blue-green paper, New Century Fund and Paul Mellon Fund, 2005.76.1

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