Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Cottage with a Shop, and Hop-Poles Nearby

?1795

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite and watercolour on paper
Dimensions
Support: 200 x 288 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D00868
Turner Bequest XXXII L

Catalogue entry

Despite the considerable evidence that this is a pupil’s drawing, it seems on the whole to be by Turner himself, though very possibly as an ‘improvement’ of a drawing started by Miss Elizabeth Davies, whose name is inscribed on the verso (D40339). For a ‘Mr Davis’ of Lewisham, presumably the father or brother of the pupil mentioned here, see the Smaller South Wales sketchbook (Tate D00462; Turner Bequest XXV 1).
Technical notes:
The surface of the watercolour is much abraded and stained.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

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