Image
The Gere Collection, on long-term loan to the National Gallery, © Private collection 2000. Used by permission

Leighton visited Spain for the first time in 1866, travelling extensively and making oil sketches as he went. This sketch shows an old stone wall dividing a farmyard from green fields, sparsely dotted with trees. Rugged hills rise in the distance. The wall, worn and rounded with age, is as irregular as the hills themselves.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
1830 - 1896
Full title
A View in Spain
Date made
1866
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
27.3 x 39.7 cm
Acquisition credit
The Gere Collection, on long-term loan to the National Gallery
Inventory number
L850
Location in Gallery