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HA2260

HA2260

UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK

Summer Examinations: 2000/2001

LANDSCAPE AND IDEOLOGY c.1770-1840

Time allowed: 2 hours.

Candidates must attempt ALL questions.

Each question carries the same weight and candidates are advised to spread their time evenly between the questions.

Refer to each image by the number and letter on the back.

Read carefully the instructions on the answer book and make sure that the particulars required are entered on each answer book.

Photographs and photocopies MUST NOT be defaced or removed from the examinations room.

1. Compare A, Francis Towne, Cascade in the groves at Ambleside (1786) with B, John Keats's description of the waterfall, from a letter to his brother of 25-27 June 1818.

    B. `We, I may say fortunately, missed the direct path, and after wandering a little, found it out by the noise - for, mark you, it is buried in trees, in the bottom of the valley - the stream itself is interesting throughout with "mazy error over pendant shades". Milton meant a smooth river - This is buffeting all the way in a rocky bed ever various - but the waterfall itself, which I suddenly came upon, gave me a pleasant twinge. First we stood a little below the head about half way down the first fall, buried deep in trees, and saw it streaming down to more descents to the depth of near fifty feet - then we went on a jut of rock nearly level with the second fall-head, where the first fall was above us, and the third below our feet still - at the same time we saw that the water was divided by a sort of cataract island on whose other side burst out a glorious stream - then the thunder and the freshness. At the same time the different falls have as different characters; the first darting down the slate-rock like an arrow; the second spreading out like a fan - the third dashed into a mist - and the one on the other side of the rock a sort of mixture of all these. We afterwards moved away a space, and saw nearly the whole more mild, streaming silvery through the trees. What astonishes me more than anything is the tone, the coloring, the slate, the stone, the moss the rock-wad; or, if I may say so, the intellect, the countenance of such places...I shall learn poetry here.'

    2. Identify, date and compare A with B.

    3. Identify, date and compare A with B.

    4. Compare A with B.

    A is R.P. Bonington, Fish Market, Boulogne (1824) and B is J.Constable, Brighton Beach with Colliers (July 19 1824).

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    PHOTOMASTER

    HA2260

    UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK

    Summer Examinations: 2000/2001

    LANDSCAPE AND IDEOLOGY c.1770-1840

    1. A Francis Towne, Cascade in the groves at Ambleside, 1786, watercolour.

    B John Keats's description of the waterfall, from a letter to his brother of 25-27 June 1818. TEXT.

    2. A John Sell Cotman, Chirk Aquaduct, 1806-7, watercolour.

    B J.M.W. Turner, Rain, Steam and Speed, 1844, oil.

    3. A G.R. Lewis, Hereford from the Haywood Lodge, 1815, oil.

    B S.Palmer, Young Man yoking an Ox, 1831-32, pen and wash.

    4. A R.P. Bonington, Fish Market, Boulogne, 1824, oil.

    B J.Constable, Brighton Beach with Colliers, July 19 1824, oil.