Joseph Mallord William TurnerA Cottage with a Shop, and Hop-Poles Nearby ?1795

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Artist
Title
A Cottage with a Shop, and Hop-Poles Nearby
Date ?1795
MediumGraphite and watercolour on paper
Dimensionssupport: 200 x 288 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D00868
Turner Bequest XXXII L
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Catalogue entry

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
A Cottage with a Shop, and Hop-Poles Nearby ?1795
D00868
Turner Bequest XXXII L
Watercolour with ruled margin (cut down) on white card, 200 x 288 mm
Stamped in black ‘XXXII L’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
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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