30cm x 24 cm
Indian Inks and Acrylic on Canvas
The development of a sensitivity to nature and one's physical surroundings grew with the rise of interest in landscape painting, and particularly the works of artists that favoured wide and deep prospects, and rugged scenery. To the English Romantic imagination, moorlands fitted this image perfectly, enhancing the emotional impact of the story by placing it within a heightened and evocative landscape. Moorland forms the setting of various works of late Romantic English literature, ranging from Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights, The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett and Dartmoor in Conan Doyle’s Hound of the Baskervilles.