A Pool by Rocks

A Pool by Rocks



Dr Thomas Monro (1759-1833)
A Pool by Rocks

Black chalk and grey wash on laid paper watermarked with a fort
15.4 by 19.8 cm., 6 by 7 ¾ in.

Dr Monro was one of the most important patrons of young artists of his date. He invited them to study and copy works from his collection at his house at Adelphi Terrace, London. These works are generically described as from the `Monro School' and the artists he helped support included Turner, Girtin and Edward Dayes.

His own drawings, or `imaginings' as he called them are distinctive monochrome landscapes in black chalk and washes.