"Notes on Landscape Painting"
Name of traveller
Hubert von Herkomer (1849-1914)
Reason for travel
- study of landscape for painting
Date of travel
After dinner we go to our studio-huts (which are within two hundred yards of the tents), and work upon our large canvases, returning about half-past five for a tea of cold meat, eggs, bread and butter, and lots of jam (especially for my mate). We return to the huts and work until too dark. Then we take a run on our tricycles for about an hour, as we are not far from the finest road in Wales or England. (Herkomer 175)
- contains three pencil sketches labelled by the artist: "Our Messenger", "The Studio Hut", "The Tents"
- description of artistic camp life supported by comfortable canvas tents and portable studio huts, daily perusal of newspapers
- people: report of artists' camp life together with Charles William Mansel Lewis (1845-1931) and a servant
- terrain: the perils of working in April weather in Snowdonia
- compare with descriptions in Herkomer's autobiography The Herkomers
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Type of publication
Herkomer, Hubert von. "Notes on Landscape Painting." The Portfolio 11 (1880): 172-177. Print.