Drawing of a lake

Drawing of a lake
Accession number: 
Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford

View of a lake, with a wooden hut and well in the foreground.

Artist: Arthur John Evans
Date of drawing: August to September 1873
Continent: Europe
Geographical area: Northern Europe
Country: Finland | Sweden (uncertain)
Region/Place: Analamman
Format: Drawing (mounted on card)
Size: 74 x 119 mm; 173 x 245 mm (with mount)
Acquisition: Joan Evans. Donated August 1941


Primary documentation: ‘[p.588] Dr. JOAN EVANS, from the property of the late SIR ARTHUR EVANS, Youlbury, Boars Hill, Oxford. [List of items follows]’; ‘[p.590] 15 original pencil sketches of types & scenery, chiefly round ENARE, LAPPMARK, FINLAND. Made on journey in 1873. Mounted’: Pitt Rivers Museum accession records (Donations X, 1937–1941), pp.588, 590. Annotations on drawing: ‘Analamman’ (written in pencil below drawing). Annotations on mount: ‘Well/ Barn/ Rye/ View of the lake from Analamman’ (written on mount in brown ink).

Research notes: For more information on Arthur Evans’ voyage to Finnish Lapland in 1873, see Joan Evans, Time and Chance: The Story of Arthur Evans and His Forebears (London, 1943), pp.172–176; Ann Brown, Before Knossos...: Arthur Evans’s Travels in the Balkans and Crete (Oxford, 1993), pp.14–16, 90; and Tony Lurcock, No Particular Hurry: British Travellers in Finland, 1830-1917 (London, 2013), pp.123–134, 250.