Study for Chagford (a Moorland Scene)
Oil on board; inscribed and dated 'Sep 2 78'.
7.5 x 14.5 inches
Sir T.L. Devitt;Abbot and Holder 1970
Christina Payne, John Brett: Pre-Raphaelite Landscape Painter (London: Yale University Press, 2010), no. 840
In 1878 Brett and his family spent the summer and autumn near Torbay in Devon, but Brett painted fewer coastal scenes than usual; he wrote to the philanthropist and town planner Thomas Horsfall that most of his sketches that summer were done on Dartmoor, especially of the rugged landscape near the village of Chagford.